1.5 atmosphere (therosphere (absorbs a lot of solar radiation, at about…
absorbs a lot of solar radiation
at about 100km is considered space
gradually disappears to nothing
outermost layer of Earth
bearly contains molecules
high orbit satelittes
contains the ozone layer
helpful as ultra violent lights cause serious damage to life on Earth.
Stratopause on top of the stratosphere
Mesosphere 50-85 km
where most meteorites burn up due to friction with the molecules in the atmosphere.
air is too thin for weather to occur
3 important functions of the atmosphere
green house gases
essential for photosynthesis and respiration
where weather occurs
boundary between stratosphere and troposphere is called tropopause
decreases with altitude
is the measure of weight in the molecules above you
composition of the atmosphere
nitrogen 78%, argon 0.9%, oxygen 21%, carbon dioxide 1%
is the distance above sea level of something on land.
increases with altitude in the tropospherre