Flashcards in Quiz 1 Deck (20):
Lowest 10-15 km of atmosphere; most weather occurs here
Transitions into interplanetary space
Lowest 80 km
Between 15 and 48 km; source of auroras
Short-term atmospheric conditions for a specific area.
Aggregate long-term weather conditions
Has a significant influence on climate, because it absorbs thermal radiation and helps warm lower atmosphere.
A molecule made up of three oxygen atoms.
A deep layer of ions in the middle and upper mesosphere and lower thermosphere.
The most problematic chemical in the "hole" in the ozone layer.
A contaminant released directly into the air.
A gas that can form in water and soil as a natural by product of biological processes; it generally breaks down quickly
Tiny solid particles or liquid droplets suspended in the air
Contaminants that form as a consequence of chemical reactions or other processes in the atmosphere
Made up of secondary pollutants
Elements of Weather and Climate
2) Moisture Content