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Meteorology
Study of weather
what is function of atmosphere
protects us from radiation
supports life
protects us from meteors
What are atmospheric gases that come from volcanoes
water vapor, C02, N2, and H2
what is the atmospheric gas that comes from the decay of 40K
Argon
what gas makes up 78% of atmosphere
nitrogen
What gas makes up 21% of atmosphere
oxygen
what is a particle and name examples
microscopic solids in the atmosphere

dust, soot, pollen, lead and salt
What is the nitrogen cycle
path where nitrogen follows as it moves through the air, soil,water, plants and animals
lightning and bacteria........
produce nitrogen compounds that plants can use
what is the formula for nitric acid
HNO3
what is the formula for ammonia
NH3
how do nitrogen compounds get into animals
animals eat plants
what is bacteria
rotten organic materla that returns nitrogen to the atmosphere
what gases do plants use?
CO2, 02
what gas do plants produce
02
what gas is produced by the "burning" of food and fossil fuels
CO2
name some fossil fuels
coal, wood and oil
what gases cause the greenhouse effect
CO2 and water vapor
what is infared?
radiation trapped by the Greenhouse Effect
what does 03 stand for
ozone
what is ultraviolet
radiation stopped by the ozone layer
what chemical is found in refrigerators?
freon
where is there a hole in the atmosphere
over antarctica