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AP environmental science weather and climate
How can annual fluctuations in Carbon…
Disposal of refrigerators and air cond…
Volcanism
Drops in stratospheric ozone levels in…
Seasonal photosynthetic activity of green plants
The stratospheric zone
cooling of earths atmosphere
Antarctic spring (october)
How can annual fluctuations in Carbon…
Seasonal photosynthetic activity of green plants
Disposal of refrigerators and air cond…
The stratospheric zone
27 terms
AP Environmental Science - Global Climate Change
climate
global climate change
global warming
greenhouse gas
the pattern of atmospheric conditions found across large geog…
any variation in aspects of Earth's climate, such as temperat…
an increase in Earth's average surface temperature
a substance such as carbon dioxide, methane, water vapor, ozo…
climate
the pattern of atmospheric conditions found across large geog…
global climate change
any variation in aspects of Earth's climate, such as temperat…
10 terms
AP Environmental Science: Biome Cards Location and Climate
Tundra
Taiga/Boreal Forest
Temperate Deciduous Forest
Temperate Rainforest
Located in far north, Greenland and Antarctica; Very cold, wi…
Located in the north, Alaska & Russia; Coniferous forests; ve…
Europe & East Asia; Trees lose leaves each year; warm, moist…
United States & Southern South America; Humid, with lots of a…
Tundra
Located in far north, Greenland and Antarctica; Very cold, wi…
Taiga/Boreal Forest
Located in the north, Alaska & Russia; Coniferous forests; ve…
22 terms
AP Environmental Science Climate/Weather
Weather
Climate
Prevailing winds
Coriolis effect
Day to day properties like wind speed/direction, temp, precip…
Constant patterns over 30 years or more, avg temp and avg pre…
Belts of air that distribute heat and moisture unevenly
winds moving north from equator are deflected to the right or…
Weather
Day to day properties like wind speed/direction, temp, precip…
Climate
Constant patterns over 30 years or more, avg temp and avg pre…
108 terms
AP Environmental Science: Weather and Climate
El Nino
Wind and Pressure
Effects of earth on climate
Global Air Circulation
- air pressure is greater in Darwin than Tahiti... - the water t…
- wind = air in motion... - wind speed directly proportional to…
- mountains interrupt flow of surface winds and storms... - citi…
affected by:... - uneven heating of earth's surface by the sun... -…
El Nino
- air pressure is greater in Darwin than Tahiti... - the water t…
Wind and Pressure
- wind = air in motion... - wind speed directly proportional to…
8 terms
AP Environmental Climate Change Quiz
Mitigation
Adaptation
Largest source of US CO2 emissions
Two ways to reduce amt of fossil fuels
Aim is to get rid of the problem
Aim is to get used to the problem
Generation of electricity
New technology makes it easier to conserve... Switching to clean…
Mitigation
Aim is to get rid of the problem
Adaptation
Aim is to get used to the problem
AP Environmental Science: climate and ecosystems
1st law of thermodynamics
2nd law of thermodynamics
Chemosynthesis
Photosynthesis
Energy is conserved, neither created nor destroyed.
Entropy (disorder) increases in all natural systems; less ene…
Use chemicals like sulfur to create organic food compounds.
Use radiation energy from the sun to create organic food comp…
1st law of thermodynamics
Energy is conserved, neither created nor destroyed.
2nd law of thermodynamics
Entropy (disorder) increases in all natural systems; less ene…
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AP Environmental Climate Change Quiz
identify and describe two major causes…
identify two gases other than CO2 that…
explain why extreme rainfall events wi…
how will circulation cells be altered…
more burning of fossil fuels (cars/factories)... deforestation--…
methane--live stock, dumps, rice paddies... CFCs- aerosol, refri…
as atm heats up, more water evaporates into air but it'll be…
expands Hadley cells ... bc air is warmer, warm air that rises a…
identify and describe two major causes…
more burning of fossil fuels (cars/factories)... deforestation--…
identify two gases other than CO2 that…
methane--live stock, dumps, rice paddies... CFCs- aerosol, refri…
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AP Environmental Science Chapter 7: Climate and Biodiversity
climate
tropical, polar, and temeperate
tropical
polar
the average atmospheric or weather conditions/patterns in a g…
What are the three major types of climate?
areas near the equator, receiving the most intense sunlight.
areas near the earth's poles, receiving the least intense sun…
climate
the average atmospheric or weather conditions/patterns in a g…
tropical, polar, and temeperate
What are the three major types of climate?
16 terms
Ch. 18 AP Environmental Science (Global Climate Change)
Kyoto Protocol
Storm surge
Albedo
Global Climate Change
An 1997 international treaty according to which developed cou…
Excess seawater driven landward by wind during a storm; the l…
The proportional reflectance of Earth's surface; glaciers and…
A broad term that refers to changes in the earth's climate mo…
Kyoto Protocol
An 1997 international treaty according to which developed cou…
Storm surge
Excess seawater driven landward by wind during a storm; the l…
33 terms
AP Environmental Science Chapter 15 Air, Weather, and Climate
Weather
Climate
Aerosols
Layers of the atmosphere
-Daily temperature and moisture conditions in a place
-Long-term weather patterns of weather in a region over long…
-Minute particles and liquid droplets... -Important role in Eart…
-Four distinct layers, due to differences in absorption of so…
Weather
-Daily temperature and moisture conditions in a place
Climate
-Long-term weather patterns of weather in a region over long…
36 terms
AP Environmental Science Unit 3- Nutrient Cycles and Climate
ammonification
Kyoto Protocol
greenhouse effect
coriolis effect
decomposers convert animal/plant waste into ammonia
Agreement among 150 nations requiring developed countries to…
Natural situation in which heat is retained in Earth's atmosp…
Causes moving air and water to turn left in the southern hemi…
ammonification
decomposers convert animal/plant waste into ammonia
Kyoto Protocol
Agreement among 150 nations requiring developed countries to…
25 terms
Ch. 18 AP Environmental Science (Global Climate Change)
An Inconvenient Truth
Kyoto Protocol
Storm surge
Albedo
Al Gore made the documentary about global warming and its aff…
An 1997 international treaty according to which developed cou…
Excess seawater driven landward by wind during a storm; the l…
The proportional reflectance of Earth's surface; glaciers and…
An Inconvenient Truth
Al Gore made the documentary about global warming and its aff…
Kyoto Protocol
An 1997 international treaty according to which developed cou…
36 terms
AP Environmental Science Unit 3- Nutrient Cycles and Climate
ammonification
Kyoto Protocol
greenhouse effect
coriolis effect
decomposers convert animal/plant waste into ammonia
Agreement among 150 nations requiring developed countries to…
Natural situation in which heat is retained in Earth's atmosp…
Causes moving air and water to turn left in the southern hemi…
ammonification
decomposers convert animal/plant waste into ammonia
Kyoto Protocol
Agreement among 150 nations requiring developed countries to…
44 terms
AP Environmental Science Chapter 4 (Global Climates and Biomes)
Climate
Layers of Atmosphere
Troposphere
Stratosphere
Average weather that occurs in a region over a long period.
Most of the N2, O2 and H2O vapor is here. Densest Layer of At…
Less dense. Ozone is formed here. Blocks UV radiation
Climate
Average weather that occurs in a region over a long period.
Layers of Atmosphere
29 terms
AP Environmental Chapter 7 Climate and Biodiversity
weather
current weather
climate
ocean currents
a set of physical conditions of the lower atmosphere such as…
the short term atmospheric conditions that change from hour t…
an areas general pattern of atmospheric conditions over perio…
prevailing winds blowing over the oceans produce mass movemen…
weather
a set of physical conditions of the lower atmosphere such as…
current weather
the short term atmospheric conditions that change from hour t…
29 terms
AP Environmental Science Chapter 7: Climate and Biodiversity
tropical, polar, and temeperate
tropical
polar
temperate
What are the three major types of climate?
areas near the equator, receiving the most intense sunlight.
areas near the earth's poles, receiving the least intense sun…
areas between the equatorial region and the earth's two poles.
tropical, polar, and temeperate
What are the three major types of climate?
tropical
areas near the equator, receiving the most intense sunlight.
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AP Environmental: Global Climates and Biomes
weather
climate
climatograph
trophosphere
the short term conditions of the atmosphere in a local area…
the average weather that occurs in a given region over a long…
this graphs the temperature and the precipitation over a year
the layer of the atmosphere that we live in, this is where we…
weather
the short term conditions of the atmosphere in a local area…
climate
the average weather that occurs in a given region over a long…
50 terms
AP Environmental: Global Climates and Biomes
weather
climate
climatograph
trophosphere
the short term conditions of the atmosphere in a local area…
the average weather that occurs in a given region over a long…
this graphs the temperature and the precipitation over a year
the layer of the atmosphere that we live in, this is where we…
weather
the short term conditions of the atmosphere in a local area…
climate
the average weather that occurs in a given region over a long…
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AP Environmental Science Chapter 7: Climate and Biodiversity
climate
tropical, polar, and temeperate
tropical
polar
the average atmospheric or weather conditions/patterns in a g…
What are the three major types of climate?
areas near the equator, receiving the most intense sunlight.
areas near the earth's poles, receiving the least intense sun…
climate
the average atmospheric or weather conditions/patterns in a g…
tropical, polar, and temeperate
What are the three major types of climate?
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AP Environmental Science-Climate Change and Ozone
Glacial
Interglacial
Intergovernmental panel on climate cha…
US Global Change Research Program
Freezing periods in time, ice ages
Thawing of the land
Made by the UN and makes conclusions on climate change
The U.S. Version to project future climate changes and impacts
Glacial
Freezing periods in time, ice ages
Interglacial
Thawing of the land
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AP Environmental Science - Air pollution, Climate, Atmosphere
Sick Building Syndrome
Brown Smog
Albedo Effect
Photochemical Smog
A sickness caused by being indoors and poor ventilation; VOCs…
Photochemical smog; NOs + VOCs + sunlight → new chemicals whi…
percentage of light reflected by an object; snow/white object…
"Brown Smog"; NOs + VOCs + Sunlight → new acids/chemicals whi…
Sick Building Syndrome
A sickness caused by being indoors and poor ventilation; VOCs…
Brown Smog
Photochemical smog; NOs + VOCs + sunlight → new chemicals whi…
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AP Environmental Science Chapter 7 (Climates and Biomes)
Climate
Layers of Atmosphere
Troposphere
Stratosphere
Average weather that occurs in a region over a long period.
Most of the N2, O2 and H2O vapor is here. Densest Layer of At…
Less dense. Ozone is formed here. Blocks UV radiation
Climate
Average weather that occurs in a region over a long period.
Layers of Atmosphere
44 terms
Chapter 19 Climate Disruption AP Environmental Science
1) 19-1A How Is the Earth's Climate Ch…
2) 19-1B What are reasons for the Eart…
3) 19-1C Extra information
4) 19-2A Why Is the Earth's Climate Ch…
19-1 Considerable scientific evidence indicates that the eart…
A. Temperature and climate have been changing throughout the…
B. Geologic records and atmospheric measurements provide a we…
19-2 Scientific evidence strongly indicates that the earth's…
1) 19-1A How Is the Earth's Climate Ch…
19-1 Considerable scientific evidence indicates that the eart…
2) 19-1B What are reasons for the Eart…
A. Temperature and climate have been changing throughout the…
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AP Environmental Science - Chapter 19 Climate Disruption
What is happening in Greenland?
What is the minimum period considered…
How has our planet's climate been alte…
Glacial and inter-glacial periods
Greenland's ice is melting at a slow but accelerating rate du…
3 decades and preferably 30-60 years
By changes in the sun's output of solar energy, meteorite imp…
Alternating cycles of global cooling and global warming
What is happening in Greenland?
Greenland's ice is melting at a slow but accelerating rate du…
What is the minimum period considered…
3 decades and preferably 30-60 years
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AP Environmental Science Chapter 15: Air, Weather, and Climate
Describe two things that California ha…
Name the layers of the atmosphere in o…
Which atmospheric layer contains ozone…
What are three consequences of stratos…
California passed a groundbreaking law that places a cap on e…
Troposphere, Tropopause; Stratosphere,stratopause; Mesosphere…
The stratosphere
1. increasing amounts of UV radiation that reaches the Earth'…
Describe two things that California ha…
California passed a groundbreaking law that places a cap on e…
Name the layers of the atmosphere in o…
Troposphere, Tropopause; Stratosphere,stratopause; Mesosphere…
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AP Environmental Science 9.01 Climate Change
changes in environments over the past…
climate change through history
What causes these cycles of freezing a…
measuring climate change
-in arctic, less ice coverage every year; melting permafrost…
cenozoic era... -begins with mass extinctions 65 million years a…
-changes in the earth's orbit... -changes in the sun's intensity…
historical records... -past 150 years, humans have recorded temp…
changes in environments over the past…
-in arctic, less ice coverage every year; melting permafrost…
climate change through history
cenozoic era... -begins with mass extinctions 65 million years a…
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AP Environmental Science Chapter 20 Air, Weather, and Climate
Weather
Climate
Aerosols
Layers of the atmosphere
-Daily temperature and moisture conditions in a place
-Long-term weather patterns of weather in a region over long…
-Minute particles and liquid droplets... -Important role in Eart…
-Four distinct layers, due to differences in absorption of so…
Weather
-Daily temperature and moisture conditions in a place
Climate
-Long-term weather patterns of weather in a region over long…
32 terms
AP Environmental Science Chapter 7: Climate and Biodiversity
climate
tropical, polar, and temeperate
tropical
polar
the average atmospheric or weather conditions/patterns in a g…
What are the three major types of climate?
areas near the equator, receiving the most intense sunlight.
areas near the earth's poles, receiving the least intense sun…
climate
the average atmospheric or weather conditions/patterns in a g…
tropical, polar, and temeperate
What are the three major types of climate?
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AP Environmental Science - Chapter 7: Climate and Biodiversity
Weather
Climate
Ocean Currents
Greenhouse Gases
A set of physical conditions of the lower atmosphere includin…
The general pattern of atmospheric conditions in a given area…
Mass movements of surface water driven by winds blowing over…
Molecules of certain gases in the atmosphere that absorb some…
Weather
A set of physical conditions of the lower atmosphere includin…
Climate
The general pattern of atmospheric conditions in a given area…
24 terms
AP Environmental Science Chapter 7: Climate and Biodiversity
climate
tropical, polar, and temeperate
tropical
polar
the average atmospheric or weather conditions/patterns in a g…
What are the three major types of climate?
areas near the equator, receiving the most intense sunlight.
areas near the earth's poles, receiving the least intense sun…
climate
the average atmospheric or weather conditions/patterns in a g…
tropical, polar, and temeperate
What are the three major types of climate?
27 terms
AP Environmental Science - Global Climate Change
climate
global climate change
global warming
greenhouse gas
the pattern of atmospheric conditions found across large geog…
any variation in aspects of Earth's climate, such as temperat…
an increase in Earth's average surface temperature
a substance such as carbon dioxide, methane, water vapor, ozo…
climate
the pattern of atmospheric conditions found across large geog…
global climate change
any variation in aspects of Earth's climate, such as temperat…
32 terms
AP Environmental Science Chapter 7: Climate and Biodiversity
climate
tropical, polar, and temeperate
tropical
polar
the average atmospheric or weather conditions/patterns in a g…
What are the three major types of climate?
areas near the equator, receiving the most intense sunlight.
areas near the earth's poles, receiving the least intense sun…
climate
the average atmospheric or weather conditions/patterns in a g…
tropical, polar, and temeperate
What are the three major types of climate?
23 terms
AP Environmental - Air Pollution and Climate Disruption
Troposphere
Stratosphere
atmosphere
density
Supports life, 75-80% of earth's air mass
contains protective ozone layer, less water than troposphere
thin blanket of gases surrounding the Earth
number of gas molecules per unit of air volume... (decreases hig…
Troposphere
Supports life, 75-80% of earth's air mass
Stratosphere
contains protective ozone layer, less water than troposphere
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AP ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE GLOBAL CLIMATE AND HYDROLOGY VOCAB
Climate
Weather
Troposphere
Stratosphere
physical properties of the troposphere of an area based on an…
short term changes in the temperature, pressure, humidity, pr…
innermost layer of atmosphere. contains about 75% of mass of…
second layer of atmosphere (17-48 km). contains small amounts…
Climate
physical properties of the troposphere of an area based on an…
Weather
short term changes in the temperature, pressure, humidity, pr…
44 terms
Chapter 19 Climate Disruption AP Environmental Science
1) 19-1A How Is the Earth's Climate Ch…
2) 19-1B What are reasons for the Eart…
3) 19-1C Extra information
4) 19-2A Why Is the Earth's Climate Ch…
19-1 Considerable scientific evidence indicates that the eart…
A. Temperature and climate have been changing throughout the…
B. Geologic records and atmospheric measurements provide a we…
19-2 Scientific evidence strongly indicates that the earth's…
1) 19-1A How Is the Earth's Climate Ch…
19-1 Considerable scientific evidence indicates that the eart…
2) 19-1B What are reasons for the Eart…
A. Temperature and climate have been changing throughout the…
43 terms
AP Environmental Science Chapter 15 Air, Weather, and Climate
Is Antarctica Melting?
The Atmosphere and Climate
Weather
Climate
-Over the past years, the Antarctic Peninsula has warmed abou…
-Earth's earliest atmosphere consisted mainly of hydrogen and…
-Daily temperature and moisture conditions in a place
-Long-term weather patterns of weather in a region over long…
Is Antarctica Melting?
-Over the past years, the Antarctic Peninsula has warmed abou…
The Atmosphere and Climate
-Earth's earliest atmosphere consisted mainly of hydrogen and…
43 terms
AP Environmental Science Chapter 15 Air, Weather, and Climate
Is Antarctica Melting?
The Atmosphere and Climate
Weather
Climate
-Over the past years, the Antarctic Peninsula has warmed abou…
-Earth's earliest atmosphere consisted mainly of hydrogen and…
-Daily temperature and moisture conditions in a place
-Long-term weather patterns of weather in a region over long…
Is Antarctica Melting?
-Over the past years, the Antarctic Peninsula has warmed abou…
The Atmosphere and Climate
-Earth's earliest atmosphere consisted mainly of hydrogen and…
25 terms
AP Environmental Science Chapter 7: Climate and Terrestrial Biodiversity
weather
climate
uneven heating of the earth's surface…
currents
local area's short-term temperature, precipitation, humidity,…
area's general pattern of atmospheric or weather conditions m…
3 major factors that determine how air circulates in the lowe…
prevailing winds blowing over the oceans produce mass movemen…
weather
local area's short-term temperature, precipitation, humidity,…
climate
area's general pattern of atmospheric or weather conditions m…
33 terms
AP Environmental Science Chapter 15: Air, Weather, and Climate
Describe two things that California ha…
Name the layers of the atmosphere in o…
Which atmospheric layer contains ozone…
What are three consequences of stratos…
California passed a groundbreaking law that places a cap on e…
Troposphere, Tropopause; Stratosphere,stratopause; Mesosphere…
The stratosphere
1. increasing amounts of UV radiation that reaches the Earth'…
Describe two things that California ha…
California passed a groundbreaking law that places a cap on e…
Name the layers of the atmosphere in o…
Troposphere, Tropopause; Stratosphere,stratopause; Mesosphere…
AP environmental science global climates and biomes
Climate
Troposphere
Statosphere
Albedo
The average weather that occurs in a given region over a long…
A layer of the atmosphere closest to the surface of the earth…
The layer of the atmosphere right above the troposphere, exte…
The percentage of incoming sunlight reflected from a surface.
Climate
The average weather that occurs in a given region over a long…
Troposphere
A layer of the atmosphere closest to the surface of the earth…
44 terms
AP Environmental Science Chapter 4 (Global Climates and Biomes)
Climate
Layers of Atmosphere
Troposphere
Stratosphere
Average weather that occurs in a region over a long period.
Most of the N2, O2 and H2O vapor is here. Densest Layer of At…
Less dense. Ozone is formed here. Blocks UV radiation
Climate
Average weather that occurs in a region over a long period.
Layers of Atmosphere
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APES Climate Change and Major Environmental Legislation
Hillary Clinton
Bernie Sanders
Ted Cruz
Donald Trump
Hillary's plan is designed to deliver on the pledge President…
Create a Clean-Energy Workforce of 10 million good-paying job…
Cruz claimed "none of the alarmists say 'global warming' anym…
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has rendered h…
Hillary Clinton
Hillary's plan is designed to deliver on the pledge President…
Bernie Sanders
Create a Clean-Energy Workforce of 10 million good-paying job…
16 terms
APES Global Environmental and Climate Change Vocabulary
significance of shrinking polar ice cap
global change
global climate change
global warming
rise in Arctic temperatures has caused ice to melt 3 weeks ea…
change that occurs in the chemical, biological, and physical…
changes in the Earth's climate (average weather in an area ov…
warming of Earth's oceans, landmasses, and atmosphere
significance of shrinking polar ice cap
rise in Arctic temperatures has caused ice to melt 3 weeks ea…
global change
change that occurs in the chemical, biological, and physical…
16 terms
APES Global Environmental and Climate Change Vocabulary
significance of shrinking polar ice cap
global change
global climate change
global warming
rise in Arctic temperatures has caused ice to melt 3 weeks ea…
change that occurs in the chemical, biological, and physical…
changes in the Earth's climate (average weather in an area ov…
warming of Earth's oceans, landmasses, and atmosphere
significance of shrinking polar ice cap
rise in Arctic temperatures has caused ice to melt 3 weeks ea…
global change
change that occurs in the chemical, biological, and physical…
AP Environmental Science Unit 3- Nutrient Cycles and Climate
ammonification
Kyoto Protocol
greenhouse effect
coriolis effect
decomposers convert animal/plant waste into ammonia
Agreement among 150 nations requiring developed countries to…
Natural situation in which heat is retained in Earth's atmosp…
Causes moving air and water to turn left in the southern hemi…
ammonification
decomposers convert animal/plant waste into ammonia
Kyoto Protocol
Agreement among 150 nations requiring developed countries to…
33 terms
APES Unit 1: Climate Change
01.05 ... Greenhouse effect
01.05... Global warming
01.05... Things that cool the planet
01.09... Global warming impacts
UV comes from the sun, hits earth, re-radiates out as infrare…
increase in greenhouse gases (most notably CO2 from burning f…
Volcanoes or increased cloud cover because the dust in atmosp…
rising sea levels (b/c of melting glaciers)... heat waves... More f…
01.05 ... Greenhouse effect
UV comes from the sun, hits earth, re-radiates out as infrare…
01.05... Global warming
increase in greenhouse gases (most notably CO2 from burning f…
63 terms
APES Climate
A meteorologist collecting data in the…
The two most important factors in clim…
Climate is influenced by...
Which of the following is false?
a computer model
temperature and precipitation
the amount of incoming solar radiation, the earth's rotation,…
Air at the lower lattitudes tends to cool and fall or sink do…
A meteorologist collecting data in the…
a computer model
The two most important factors in clim…
temperature and precipitation
AP Environmental Science Chapter 4 - Global Climates and Biomes
Climate
Layers of Atmosphere
Troposphere
Stratosphere
Average weather that occurs in a region over a long period.
Most of the N2, O2 and H2O vapor is here. Densest Layer of At…
Less dense. Ozone is formed here. Blocks UV radiation
Climate
Average weather that occurs in a region over a long period.
Layers of Atmosphere
44 terms
AP Environmental Science Chapter 4 (Global Climates and Biomes)
Climate
Layers of Atmosphere
Troposphere
Stratosphere
Average weather that occurs in a region over a long period.
Most of the N2, O2 and H2O vapor is here. Densest Layer of At…
Less dense. Ozone is formed here. Blocks UV radiation
Climate
Average weather that occurs in a region over a long period.
Layers of Atmosphere
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