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atmosphere

noun air, airspace, ambience, aura, background, circumambience, climate, climatic condition, element, environing influence, environment, medium, mood, setting, space, surroundings, weather
Associated concepts: clouding the atmosphere, polluting the atmosphere
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Faced with a given situation, the atmosphere compels us to act in a particular way--"with a primitive, involuntary perception that is anterior to distancing, founded upon mimetic-kinaesthetic and semi-automatic reactions" (p.
Temperature trends in the highest levels of the atmosphere are difficult to measure, says Robert E.
The validation of the atmosphere inside a package provides a sure indication that the thermal seals on the package are correct.
Without the atmosphere, much of the sun's energy would bounce back into space, and Earth's surface would be too cold to support life.
x] in the atmosphere from fossil fuel combustion or a molecule of ammonium on an agricultural field as a fertilizer," he explains, "you have a whole series, or cascade, of effects that goes from acid rain to particle formation in the atmosphere, decreasing visibility and causing impacts on human health, acid rain, soil and stream acidification, coastal eutrophication, decreasing biodiversity, human health issues in groundwater, and nitrous oxide [[N.
The Adobe Atmosphere platform currently consists of the Atmosphere Builder virtual environment authoring tool, the Atmosphere Player web browser and the Atmosphere Community Server for real-time interaction.
Equilibrium cannot be attained in a pressure pour because the atmosphere is changed each time metal is added.
Since they uncovered these strange goings-on above the clouds only a few years ago, scientists have been developing increasingly far-reaching explanations for flashes of red ``sprites,'' blue jets and flickering red halos called ``elves'' high in the atmosphere.
The Atmosphere and Ocean is a fully revised and updated student friendly physical introduction to the atmosphere and ocean.
The scientists found unexpectedly large amounts of methane in the atmosphere, and also discovered that the atmosphere is hotter than the surface by about 40 degrees, although it still only reaches a frigid minus 180 degrees Celsius.
Recent studies suggest that the electric fields in dust devils on the Red Planet are strong enough to cause chemical changes in the atmosphere there, including the creation of hydrogen peroxide.