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AMS SOL 6.6 part 1

Functions (jobs) of the atmosphere control temperature, protect Earth from UV radiation and meteors
5 layers of the atmosphere Troposphere, Stratosphere, Mesosphere, Thermosphere, Exosphere
gases in the atmosphere 78% Nitrogen, 21% Oxygen, 1% trace gases
atmosphere an envelope of gases that surrounds a planet
altitude distance above sea level
air pressure the weight of a column of air pushing on an area
ozone O3 molecules in the stratosphere that absorb UV radiation
Ionosphere part of the thermosphere that helps with radio transmission at night
CFC's Chloroflourocarbons; chemicals that create holes in the ozone layer
UV radiation harmful sunlight that causes skin cancer
Troposphere layer that contains all life, water, and weather
Stratosphere layer that contains ozone
Mesosphere layer where meteors normaly burn up
Thermosphere hottest layer
Exosphere layer that borders with space where satellites orbit
Greenhouse Effect certain gasses in Earth's atmosphere trap heat
Global Warming the average temperature of Earth has been rising over the past 100 years
Carbon Dioxide the greenhouse gas that Scientists are most concerned about
human activities that contribute to global warming burning fuel, generating electricity, deforestation
human activities that can lower CO2 levels conserve electricity and fuel, plant trees
dangerous effects of global warming glaciers melt which leads to flooding, tropical waters become too warm for living things
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