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The Earth's Atmosphere

The Earth's Atmosphere

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Atmosphere
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gases, held in place by gravity, that surround a planet
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Exosphere
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satellites orbit in this layer from where atoms and molecules often escape into space
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Thermosphere
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molecules in this layer absorb so much of the sun's radiation that temperatures rise above 1000 ºC
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Mesosphere
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coldest layer; meteors entering this region burn up when they collide with gas particles there
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Stratosphere
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contains 90% of ozone in atmosphere; almost no clouds or other weather occur there
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Troposphere
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layer where weather occurs; 75% of the atmosphere's mass and 99% of its water vapor are there
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Ionosphere
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electrically charged region in the upper atmosphere that helps transmit radio waves
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Magnetosphere
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dynamic region controlled by the Earth's magnetic field that deflects charged solar particles
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Magnetic field
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produced by the motion of electrical currents in Earth’s core; protects Earth from the solar wind
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Solar wind
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a stream of ionized gases that blows outward from the sun that shapes the magnetosphere
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Ultraviolet (UV)
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one type of radiation from the sun that can enter the atmosphere and cause damage to lifeforms
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Ozone layer
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region of Earth’s atmosphere that contains relatively high concentration of ozone
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Ozone
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highly reactive O3 molecules found in two layers of Earth's atmosphere
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Stratospheric ozone
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"good ozone" that protects life on Earth by absorbing most of the UV radiation from the sun
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Tropospheric ozone
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"bad ozone" that has a toxic effect on lifeforms in large amounts
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Kármán line
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the imaginary boundary that separates the Earth's atmosphere from outer space
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Aurora
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colorful phenomenon produced when charged solar wind particles interact with atoms in the ionosphere
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Upper atmosphere
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the entire region of the atmosphere that lies above the troposphere
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Lower atmosphere
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the region of the atmosphere where most of the world's weather occurs
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Plasma
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highly energetic ions and electrons that behave as a fluid
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