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Chap3_atmosphere.sakai - Austrian skydiver Felix...

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Unformatted text preview: Austrian skydiver Felix Baumgartner (left) with Joe Kittinger, who set the record for world’s highest parachute jump in 1960. Daumgartner hopes to break that record in 2010 with a supersonic “space dive” from the edge of space in 2010.. http://www.space.com/php/multimedia/imagedisplay/img_display.php?pic=skydive-space-100126-02.jpg &cap=Austrian+skydiver+Felix+Baumgartner+%28left%29+with+Joe+Kittinger %2C+who+set+the+record+for+world%92s+highest+parachute+jump+in+1960.+Baumgartner+hopes+to+break+that+record+in+2010+with+a+supersonic+%93space+dive %94+from+the+edge+of+space.+Credit%3A+Red+Bull+Stratos%2FDNA. The Atmosphere • What is the atmosphere? – Air surrounding Earth • Mix of gases • Why is it important? How come atmospheric gases do not drift away into the universe? Extends outward more than 10,000km Composition of the Atmosphere • Dominant gases – Nitrogen and oxygen • Most stable • Minimal effect on weather and climate. Composition of the Atmosphere • Important gases for weather and climate – H2Og • Invisible • Moisture • Source of clouds and precipitation • Absorbs radiation • Affects temperature...
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This note was uploaded on 10/16/2011 for the course GEOGRAPHY 101 taught by Professor Vancura during the Spring '08 term at Rutgers.

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