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3.3 & 4 Wind and Human Impact on the Atmosphere
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What makes wind?
The uneven heating of Earth's surface by the Sun and differences in air pressure
Which way does wind blow?
From high-pressure areas to low-pressure areas
What causes wind to curve as it blows north to south?
The rotation of Earth
the apparent curving path of wind due to Earth's rotation
narrow belts of high-speed winds 7 to 16 km above Earths surface
Why does breeze blow from the sea to land during the day time?
because the air over the sea is cooler and denser--with higher pressure, than air over land
the warming of Earth that occurs when water vapor carbon dioxide and other gases absorb and re-radiate thermal energy
the contamination of the atmosphere by pollutants from human and natural sources
a tiny particle of solid suspended in air or water
a pollutant formed from vehicle exhaust and ground-level ozone in the presence of sunlight
rain, sleet, or snow that contains acids from air pollution
how clean or polluted the air is
What causes ground-level ozone?
Vehicle exhaust and oxygen in the presence of sunlight
Is ozone good or bad?
In the stratosphere, ozone is good--it absorbs harmful UV radiation; but ground-level ozone can damage the lungs.
Long-term effects of air pollution are:
asthma, lung cancer, allergies, chronic bronchitis, and emphysema
What destroys ozone in the stratosphere?
CFCs that were used as refrigerants and released into the atmosphere
John 13: 35 & 35
I give you a new commandment, love one another.
As I have loved you, so you also should love one another.
This is how all will know that you are my disciples,
if you have love for one another.
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