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PBHS EarthSci Atmos

PBHS Earth Science Atmosphere

Layer closest to Earth Troposphere
Layer in which all weather occurs Troposphere
Layer directly above troposphere Stratosphere
Thin concentration of ozone in lower stratosphere Ozone Layer
Importance of Ozone Layer Absorption of UV light
Layer above the stratosphere Mesosphere
Layer above the mesosphere thermosphere
Layer in which auroras occur Ionosphere within the thermosphere
Layer which reflects radio waves Ionosphere within the thermosphere
Layer in which jets fly (cruise) Stratosphere to stay above the weather
Ozone is destroyed by CFC's chlorofluorocarbons
The troposphere begins at what level? ground level
the transition between the troposphere and the stratosphere is called the tropopause
anvil-shaped tops of cumulonimbus clouds occur at the tropopause because there is no convection in the stratosphere
There is no convection in the stratosphere because temps in the stratosphere go from hotter on bottom to colder on top so gases/vapors do not rise
transition between mesosphere and thermosphere is called the mesopause
transition between stratosphere and mesosphere is called the stratopause
name the layers of the atmosphere from ground level up troposphere,stratosphere, mesosphere,thermosphere,exosphere
the formula for ozone is O3
a single oxygen is called ozium
"free oxygen," what we normally call oxygen has the formula, O2
temperatures actually increase with altitude in which two layers? stratosphere and thermosphere
atoms and molecules can escape from this layer into space exosphere
this layer is called the upper atmosphere thermosphere
satellites can orbit within this layer exosphere
this layer is made of electrically-charged particles ionosphere
the ionosphere exists because of radiation from the sun striking the atmosphere and IONIZING the atoms/gases there into ions
atoms that have gained or lost electrons are called__ ions
how atoms become ions electrons lost or gained
exact location of the ionosphere occupies all of the thermosphere and the upper part of the mesosphere
layer that can conduct electricity ionosphere
ionized gases glowing as a result of a huge amount of incoming radiation at the (magnetic) north pole aurora borealis
ionized gases glowing as a result of a huge amount of incoming solar radiation at the (magnetic) south pole aurora australis
meteors typically burn out in this layer mesosphere
incoming fragment into our atmosphere that has not landed and is called a shooting star meteor
incoming fragment (meteoroid) that impacts earth meteroite
the actual interplanetary debris that is the fragment entering the atmosphere is called this. meteor
auroras are composed of this ionized gas
Created by: gkarlish