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Atmosphere the whole mass of air that surrounds the Earth the whole mass of air that surrounds the Earth
the part of the earth's atmosphere which extends from the top of the troposphere to about 30 miles (50 kilometers) above the surface and in which temperature increases gradually to about 32° F (0° C) and clouds rarely form
the lowest densest part of the earth's atmosphere in which most weather changes occur and temperature generally decreases rapidly with altitude and which extends from the earth's surface to the bottom of the stratosphere
the part of the earth's atmosphere that begins at about 50 miles (80 kilometers) above the earth's surface, extends to outer space, and is characterized by steadily increasing temperature with height
a type of dangerous and powerful energy that is produced by radioactive substances and nuclear reactions
movement in a gas or liquid in which the warmer parts move up and the colder parts move down; also : the transfer of heat by this movement
the recent increase in the world's temperature that is believed to be caused by the increase of certain gases (such as carbon dioxide) in the atmosphere
warming of the surface and lower atmosphere of a planet (as Earth or Venus) that is caused by conversion of solar radiation into heat in a process involving selective transmission of short wave solar radiation by the atmosphere, its absorption by the plan
a natural movement of air of any velocity; especially : the earth's air or the gas surrounding a planet in natural motion horizontally
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