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1 Ch. 1: Overview of the Atmosphere and Weather • The Atmosphere Gaseous Composition Formation of Earth’s Atmosphere Vertical Temperature, Pressure, and Density Profiles Atmospheric Layers • Introduction to Meteorology Definition and Disciplines of Study Historical Highlights • Weather and Climate; Maps and Observations
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2 Atmospheric Composition Permanent/Non-varying Gases Permanent Trace Gases Neon Helium Hydrogen Xenon Krypton
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3 Variable Gases • Water Vapor (H 2 O) 1–4%, depending on temperature • Carbon Dioxide (CO 2 ) 0.036% ±0.0006%, depending on season • Ozone Concentration varies with location (urban smog, stratospheric ozone layer)
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4 Atmospheric Evolution • Primordial Atmosphere: 4.5 BYA Condensation of Interstellar Matter (mostly Hydrogen and Helium) • Secondary Atmosphere: 4 BYA Formed by planetary outgassing (mostly Water Vapor and Carbon Dioxide)
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5 • Green “Plants”: 2.5 BYA Green Plant Photosynthesis released
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