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Atmosphere Vocbulary

Atmosphere The mixture of gasses that surround Earth.
Ozone A form of oxygen that has three oxygen atoms in each molecule instead of the usual two; it is a toxic form of oxygen.
Air polution A change to the atmosphere that has harmful effects.
Emission Solid particals and gasses released into the air from smokestakes or motor vehicle.
Photochemical Smog A brownish haze that is a mixture of ozone and other chemical formed when nitrogen oxides hydrocarbons and other pollution react with one another in the presene of sunlight.
Temperature Inversion The condition in which a layer of warm air traps polluted air close to Earths surface.
Acid Rain Rain that is more acidic than normal caused by the realse of sufulr dioxide and nitrogen oxide into the air.
Cholorofluorocarbon Chlorine compounds formely used for air conditioners, refrigerators and spray cans also called CFCs.
Greenhouse Effect The process by which heat is traped in the atmosphere by water vapor, carbon dioxide,methane, and other gasses that form a blanket around Earth.
Greenhouse Gasses Gasses in the atmosphere that trap heat.
Global Warming A gradual in the tempurture of Earth atmosphere.
Altitude Elevation above sea level.
Troposphere The lowest layer of Earths atmosphere where weather occurs.
Stratosphere The second -lowest layer of Earth atmosphere the ozone layer is located in the upper stratosphere.
Mesosphere The middle layer of Earths atmosphere where most meteroids burn up (break apart).
Thermosphere The outermost layer of Earrths atmosphere.
Ionosphere The lower party of the thearmosphere where electrically chared particles called ions are found
Aurora Boreallis A colorful glowing display in the sky caused when particels from the sun strike oxygen and nitrogen atoms in the ionosphere also called northern lights.
Exosphere The outer layer of the thermalosphere extending outward into space.
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