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MVMS Atmosphere

ATMOSPHERE mixture of gases that surrounds the earth.
AIR PRESSURE is the measure of force in which air molecules push on a surface.
ALTITUDE is the height of an object above the Earth’s surface
TROPOSPHERE lowest layer of the atmosphere. Closest to the earth’s surface. It is the layer in which we live. Weather occurs and commercial air travel.
STRATOSPHERE air is very thin. Contains most of the Ozone Layer.
MESOSPHERE Coldest layer of the atmosphere. Meteors burn up in this layer (shooting stars)
THERMOSPHERE uppermost layer of the atmosphere. Contains hottest temperatures in the atmosphere. Temperature increases with altitude.
IONOSPHERE located in the upper mesosphere and lower Thermosphere. Contains charged atom that absorb solar radiation.
JET STREAMS narrow belts of high speed winds that blow in the upper Troposphere and Lower Stratosphere.
OXYGEN 21% of the Earth’s atmosphere is made up of this gas.
NITROGEN 78% of the Earth’s atmosphere is made of this gas.
TEMPERATURE this is how the atmosphere is divided into layers.
OZONE LAYER Filters out harmful Ultra Violet Rays. (UV)
Created by: bonniehodder