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Earth's_Atmosphere_S11 - Earths Atmosphere and The Ozone...

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1 Earth’s Atmosphere and The Ozone Layer GLY 4241 - Lecture 5 Fall, 2011
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2 Earth Even in a high resolution image from space, the atmosphere is not visible
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3 Radiation NASA graphic
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4 Chinese Smog Haze over China Increased desertification has added dust to China’s atmosphere Burning coal adds sulfur particulates and ash
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5 New York Smog Looking toward the southwest from southern Canada A regional smog layer extends across central New York, western Lake Erie and Ohio, and further west Atmospheric pollution layer is capped by an atmospheric inversion, which is marked by the layer of clouds at the top of the photograph
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6 Atmospheric Layers
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7 Troposphere Good mixing Heated from below, so temperature decreases with altitude Layer can be unstable
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8 Unstable System Balancing a stick in your hand is difficult System is unstable Holding stick from above represents a stable system Unstable atmospheric conditions can lead to supercell formation
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9 Animation of Instablity
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