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Define Atmosphere

The mixture of gasses that surround the earth containing the oxygen we need to breath

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Altitude

Altitude is the height of a object above the ground

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Air Pressure

Is the measure of force with wich the air molecules push on a surface

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troposphere

the troposphere lies next to the earths surface

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stratosphere

in the stratosphere the air is very thin and their is little moisture

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Ozone

Is a molecule that is made up of 3 oxygen atoms

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Mesosphere

Is the coldest layer of the atmosphere

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Thermosphere

The thermosphre the temperature rises with altitude

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Radiation

Radiation is the transfer of energy as electromagnetic wave

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Conduction

It is the transfer of thermal energy

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Convection

Convection is the transform of thermal energy

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Greenhouse effect

This term is used because the earths atmosphereworks much like a greenhouse