1. Is the fourth layer of the atmosphere
2. The Thermosphere ranges from 86km to 500 km
3. It is the hottest layer of the atmosphere with
temperatures up to 3,200f
4. It contains a layer of charge electrical ion particles
Relative Humidity vs. Humidity
1. Humidity is the amount of water vapor in the air.
2. Relative humidity is the amount of water vapor in the air
verses the amount of water vapor the air can hold
3. Relative humidity depends upon temperature of the air
1. The amount of solar radiation that is absorbed by the
ground depends the color and material of the surface
2. Darker material such as rock, absorbs more incoming
solar radiation and emits heat in return to the
3. Lighter materials such as ic
1. The mesospheres is the third layer of Earths
2. The mesosphere ranges from 48km to 86 km in altitude.
3. The mesosphere marks the end of the Homosphere and
the beginning of the Heterosphere.
4. The mesosphere is the coldest layer of the atm
1. Occurs when clouds filled with moisture roll in from the
a. The clouds are trapped by costal mountain ranges
and cannot rise over them because they are filled
b. The clouds build up along the mountain ranges and
1. Low clouds range from the surface to 2,000 m
a. Low clouds are the clouds that people are most
b. Low clouds bring weather unlike middle upper
clouds which mark the coming of weather
c. Low clouds include Nimbostratus, stratocu
1. Air masses are large bodies of air that are similar in
temperature and moisture.
2. There are for types of air masses.
a. Types includes:
i. Continental polar cP
ii. Continental Tropical cT
iii. Maritime Polar mP
iv. Maritime Tropical mT
1. Cirrus Clouds below to a group of clouds called high
a. High clouds range from 6,000 m to 18,000 m in
b. High clouds produce no precipitation and are made
up of ice crystals and dust.
c. There are three families of high
1. A front is where two or more air masses collide.
a. The boundary created by the edge of the air masses
is highly unstable and the mixing temperatures and
moisture often creates storms.
2. Ground Water
a. Is water that is underground
b. Ground wat
1. The Exosphere is the last layer of the Earths atmosphere
a. The Exosphere starts at 500 km and fades out into
b. The air is extremely thin to nonexistence in this
a. Who is lighting created?
i. It is create