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Atmosphere

The envelope of gases that surround the planet, making conditions suitable for living things, and influences weather

Troposphere

The layer of the atmosphere where all weather takes place.



Exosphere

The outer most layer of the atmosphere that extends into outer space

Nitrogen & Oxygen

Two most abundant gases in the atmosphere

Meteors & shooting stars

These burn up when they reach the mesosphere due to increased friction.

Stratosphere

The layer of the atmosphere that is cold until you reach the ozone layer

Trace Gases

Gases, such as argon, that play an insignificant role in the layers of the atmosphere

Water Vapor & Carbon Dioxide

Gases important to influencing weather

Fluctuates

Describes how temperature changes in each layer of the atmosphere.

Mesosphere

Coldest layer of the atmosphere

Altitude

Height from the Earth's surface

Air pressure

Force exerted by gases pushing on an object

Thermosphere

Warmest layer of the atmophere

Ionosphere

Lower part of the thermosphere that cause Auroras.

Weather balloons

Flies up into the stratosphere and monitors weather.

decrease in gravitational pull

Causes a decrease in air pressure as altitude increases.