18. Atmosphere

18. Atmosphere - Atmospheric Composition and Structure...

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Atmospheric Composition and Structure Objectives 1) What is the main source of energy to the Earth’s atmosphere and in what form does this energy come to the Earth’s surface? 2) Know the order of the major bands of the EMR spectrum in order from smallest to largest wavelengths. 3) How is heat transferred in each of the following cases: a. From the Sun to the Earth b. From the Earth’s surface to the lower atmosphere c. From the lower atmosphere to higher levels of the atmosphere 4) What are the three most abundant permanent gasses in the atmosphere in order of their abundance? 5) What are the three most common variable gasses in the atmosphere? 6) Besides gas, what else is in the atmosphere? 7) Know the four principal layers of the atmosphere, how these layers are defined, and the main characteristics of each. 8) What are the four main physical characteristics of the atmosphere that are measured to define the weather? 9)
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