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What is the study of the free atmosphere through its vertical extent.
Aerology
What is the science that deals with motion and phenomena of the atmosphere, with the view to both forecasting weather and explaining the processes involved.
Meterology
the study of atmospheric conditions over periods of time measured in years or longer
Climatology
Baloon carried instruments released into the atmosphere at specific times to simulate sample atmospheric conditions.
radiosondes
provides quantitative values for temperature, humidity, and winds.
Remote sensing
the international agency responsible for worldwide climatic data
WMO
scientis constructed a model atmosphere in the united states, this model is the U.S.
Standard Atmosphere
Another variable of the atmosphere, which in many ways acts like a gas, is the particular matter suspended in the air
Aerosol
the lowest zone ______ is a turbulent zone that has a rather uniform decrese in temperature with height.
troposphere
relatively stable, relatively dry, and has relatively little vertical motion
Stratosphere
the upper boundary layer of the stratosphereis the
stratopause
Above the stratopause is a layer identified by a temperature decrese with altitude.
Mesosphere
beginning at an elevation of abovee 48 kilometers (29mi), the decline in temperature continuses onward to ______ near 80 kilometers.
mesopause
the lower 80 kilometers of the atmosphere is termed the
homosphere
above the homosphere atmosphere, gases tend to stratify on the basis of molecular weight. this layer is termed
heterosphere
A distinct boundary layer known as the __________ marks the upper reaches of the troposphere
tropopause