Atmosphere Quiz Set

Terms for Mr. Williamson's Atmosphere Quiz
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Nitrogen makes up this percentage of the Earth's Atmosphere
Carbon Dioxide (CO2), Water Vapor, and Ozone
These are the three most important other gases in Earth's Atmosphere
Atmosphere
The "blanket" of gases that covers our planet is also known as the...
Troposphere
The lowest layer of the atmosphere
Ionosphere
Auroras occur here
Oxygen
Too much of this gas would cause uncontrollable, worldwide fires
Ionosphere and Exosphere
The two sublayers of the Thermosphere
Mesosphere
This is the middle layer of the atmosphere
21%
Oxygen makes up this percentage of the Earth's Atmosphere
Troposphere
Where weather happens
1%
Other gases make up this percentage of the Earth's Atmosphere
Stratosphere and Thermosphere
Temperatures increase as altitude increases in these two layers
Stratosphere
This layer contains the ozone layer
Troposphere
"turning and changing"
Ionosphere
Charged particles
Troposphere and Mesosphere
Temperatures decrease as altitude increases in these two layers
Exosphere
"exiting or leaving"
Mesosphere
This is the coldest layer of the atmosphere
Troposphere
This layer is the one in which we live
Exosphere
The outermost layer (sublayer) of the atmosphere
Carbon Dioxide
This gas is primarily responsible for temperatures on our planet
Exosphere
Temperatures are highest but heat transfer is very low
Oxygen
Animals need this gas to survive
Stratosphere
This layer is between 15km and 50km above the Earth's surface
Ozone
This gas protects our planet from the Sun's harmful UV radiation
Oxygen (O2) and Ozone (O3)
These two gases are made up of the exact same atoms, one is a 2 atom molecule, the other is a 3 atom molecule
Nitrogen
This gas is needed by all living things, plants and animals, for protein production
Stratosphere
"layered"
Mesosphere
Meteors burn up in this layer
Decreases
As altitude increases, pressure...