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Atmosphere voabulary

TermDefinition
Atmosphere the air that surrounds Earth
Tropshere the lowest layer of Earth’s Atmosphere; where all weather takes place
Stratosphere the second lowest layer of Earth’s atmosphere; the ozone layer is located in the upper portion
Metsophere the middle layer of Earth’s atmosphere; where most of the meteoroids burn up.
Thermosphere outermost layer of the Earth’s atmosphere; it has no definite outer limit.
altitude height
ozone a form of oxygen that forms near the surface when exhaust pollutants react with sunlight; protects against the effects of too much ultraviolet radiation.
greenhouse effect the trapping of heat near the Earth’s surface; keeps Earth warm.
Global warming the prediction that the increase of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere will cause the average temperature of the Earth to continue to rise.
Aurora Borealis the northern lights found in the Ionosphere.
Created by: gorgeous11