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Chapter02a - Energy Temperature Heat Recap (or...

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Energy, Temperature, Heat
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Recap The atmosphere may be divided into layers (or  regions) according to its vertical profile of temperature; gaseous composition; electrical properties. We live at the bottom of the troposphere, which  is an atmospheric layer where the air temperature  normally decreases with height, and is a region  that contains all of the weather we are familiar  with. The study of the atmosphere and all of its related  phenomena is called   meteorology , a term  whose origin dates back to the days of Aristotle.
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End of the chapter study material Key terms: atmosphere, nitrogen, oxygen, water vapor, carbon dioxide, ozone, ozone hole,  aerosol pollutants and acid rain  (Chapter 18), outgassing, density, pressure, air pressure,  lapse rate  (6),  temperature inversion  (3), troposphere, radiosonde, stratosphere,  tropopause, mesosphere, thermosphere, exosphere, homosphere, heterosphere, ionosphere,  weather, climate, meteorology,  middle latitudes and middle latitude cyclonic storm  (12),  hurricane  (15),  thunderstorms and tornadoes  (14),  wind  (8),  wind direction  (9),  front  (11)   Must learn now Will discuss later (in Chapter xyz) Questions for review Questions for thought Problems and exercises Questions for exploration
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Energy and Work Energy: Definition: The ability or the capacity to 
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