Weather: Chapter 1, Section 1 Air Around You

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  1. WEATHER
    The condition of the Earth's atmosphere at a particular time or place
  2. ATMOSPHERE
    The envelope of gases that surrounds the planet
  3. WHAT IS EARTH'S ATMOSPHERE COMPOSED OF?
    • 1. Nitrogen
    • 2. Oxygen
    • 3. Carbon Dioxide
    • 4. Water Vapor
    • 5. Many other gases
    • 6. Particles of liquids and solids
  4. WHAT IS THE MOST ABUNDANT GAS IN THE ATMOSPHERE?
    Nitrogen
  5. WHAT IS THE SECOND MOST ABUNDANT GAS IN THE ATMOSPHERE?
    Oxygen
  6. OZONE
    A form of oxygen that has 3 oxygen atoms in each molecule instead of the usual 2
  7. WATER VAPOR
    Water in the form of gas
  8. WHY IS EARTH'S ATMOSPHERE IMPORTANT?
    • Because it makes conditions on Earth suitable for living things
    • 1. Traps sun's energy keeping earth's surface warm so water can't evaporate
    • 2. Protects from sun's radiation
    • 3. Protects earth's surface from most meteoroids

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