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What is the highest layer in the atmosphere where gasses
release into space?
exosphere
Where is most of the Earth’s moisture located?
troposphere
The amount of Sun’s energy
that reaches Earth at a given
place and time is called?
insolation
What protects us from the Sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays?
the ozone layer
What instrument is used to measure air pressure?
barometer
What gasses makeup our air?
21% oxygen
78% nitrogen
1% trace gasses
Where do auroras occur?
thermosphere
The layers of the atmosphere
are determined by changes in what?
temperature
Where is the land area where the temperature is the hottest?
the equator
As altitude increases, air
pressure does what?
decreases
Our air is made up of oxygen
and what other gas?
nitrogen
What is the force put on an area by the air above it?
air pressure
Conditions in the troposphere
determine what?
weather
As the angle of insolation
increases, temperature does
what?
increases
What is another name for the air that surrounds Earth?
atmosphere