atmosphere


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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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Prima facie, a strong part of the appeal of the concept of atmosphere is its very fuzziness.
SAM checked ratios of heavier to lighter isotopes of carbon and oxygen in the carbon dioxide that makes up most of the planet's atmosphere.
Since 1970, the average density of the atmosphere at an altitude of 400 kilometers has decreased about 1.
These disease causing elements can be transmitted by external environmental moistures and internal body fluids, since it is the open atmosphere moisture and body fluids that transport the infecting agent.
All told, society has been injecting millions upon millions upon millions of tons of these gases and particulates into our atmosphere at ever-increasing rates.
Earth's atmosphere naturally creates a greenhouse effect, which is what helps make life on Earth possible.
That's because a homebound spacecraft hurtles down through the layers of Earth's atmosphere.
The reducing atmosphere theory also is important to consider.
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.
Interactive 3D modelling solutions company Virtools will integrate its Virtools Web Player as a plugin component for the Adobe Atmosphere platform.
A prominent theory holds that this breakdown is sparked by a cosmic ray, part of the constant rain from space, striking an air molecule and kicking out a high- speed electron left in the atmosphere after a normal lightning bolt.