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Unformatted text preview: subtracting heat= adiabatic heating relative humidity: the ratio between the measured water content and the maximum possible amount of water the air could hold The Atmospheric Layers Troposphere: everything around the surface. can go to -55 degrees C tropopause Stratosphere: gets warmer to about 0 degrees C stratopause Mesosphere: gets to about -85 degrees C mesopause Thermosphere: very little gas, gets warmer cuz its close to the sun Ionosphere: most of the mesosphere and thermosphere. transforms electrons into positive ions Hadley Cells, Ferrel Cells, and Polar Cells. Bottom to top CLOUDS: 1. puffy cotton ball like ones are called CUMULUS 2. thin stable layers are called STRATUS 3. wispy shape and feather like are called CIRRUS...
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- Fall '11