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The Atmosphere

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									The Atmosphere


   Chapter 11
         Atmospheric Composition



Label the major gases
of our atmosphere                  A
below:
   Nitrogen
A._____________             B


   Oxygen
B._____________
                        C

   Argon
C._____________
                      Atmospheric Structure



Label the layers of the                       4.
atmosphere below:
   Troposphere
1._____________ - contains
dust, moisture, weather.
    Stratosphere
2._____________ - contains
                                              3.
protective ozone
3._____________ - coldest
    Mesosphere
layer
   Thermosphere
4._____________ - contains                    2.
auroras, high temperature but
low heat

                                              1.
                      Solar Radiation Budget


Fill in the correct           6%
percentages in
the diagram to
the right.



                              25%
                                                 15%

                      4%




                                           50%
                    Heat Transfer Processes
     Radiation
1. _____________ -
   Sun heats Earth’s
   surface in the
   form of rays or
   waves
     Conduction
2. _____________ -
   Earth’s warm
   surface heats
   lower atmosphere
   by direct contact
    Convection
3. _____________ -
   heat is distributed
   by warm air rising
   and cold air
   sinking
           Label the Cloud Types Below

                                               cirrostratus
      cirrus




          cirrocumulus

                                         cumulonimbus



     altocumulus



     altostratus




  cumulus                                stratocumulus

stratus                                  nimbostratus
                        The Water Cycle
     Condensation
A. _____________ -
   change of state
   from gas to liquid
     Evaporation
B. _____________ -                             A.
   change of state               A.
   from liquid to gas
    Precipitation
C. _____________ -
                        B.
   no change of                 C.
   state needed                                B.
                                          C.
                         Chapter Review
1. What are the three major gases of our atmosphere?
            Nitrogen, Oxygen, Argon
2. What are the four layers of the atmosphere?
           Troposphere, Stratosphere, Mesosphere, Thermosphere
3. What are the three methods by which heat is transferred?
           Radiation, Conduction, Convection
4. List ten types of clouds.

       Cirrus, Cirrostratus, Cirrocumulus, Altostratus, Altocumulus,
       Stratocumulus, Nimbostratus, Stratus, Cumulus, Cumulonimbus


5. What are the three processes that make up the water cycle?

            Evaporation, Condensation, Precipitation

								
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