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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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Answers: A is in the stratosphere; B is in the mesosphere; C is in the thermosphere; D is in the troposphere
The difference between wind roses of the two measurement sites gradually disappear at higher levels of the troposphere and reappear at noon in the stratosphere where the fraction of the NW winds at Jokioinen is twice as large as at Harku.
Stratosphere troposphere- troposphere exchange, Rev.
While scientists agree that urban air pollution can alter concentrations of greenhouse gases such as ozone in the troposphere, they have left the complicated chemistry of urban air pollution out of global climate models.
The greenhouse effect describes a phenomenon where gases like CO-2 build up, virtually acting as a blanket that traps heat in the troposphere, preventing warm air from heating the stratosphere above.
University of Munich meteorologist Werner Metz has observed that "aircraft emissions are the only significant manmade source of pollutants in the upper troposphere and in the stratosphere.
The lower atmosphere, where most of the planet's air is and where weather takes place, is called the troposphere (literally the "turning or twisting" part of the atmosphere).
Ice crystals carried into the troposphere, the area extending 7-10 miles out from earth, may reflect radiation back into the lower atmosphere and form a thermal blanket retaining additional heat over the Arctic, Schnell says.
Now we'll identify the adjustments needed in the climate models to incorporate the snow cover, its effect on the stratosphere and troposphere, and other winter climate predictors, such as land memory effects and weather-climate links.
CUSAT prepares the bulletin using information gathered through the Stratosphere Troposphere (ST) Radar that was installed on the campus recently.
In Earth's atmosphere, the stratosphere sits above the troposphere -- the turbulent, active-weather region that reaches from the ground to the altitude where nearly all clouds top out.
TEHRAN (FNA)- A new study from scientists at the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science and colleagues confirms rising levels of water vapor in the upper troposphere -- a key amplifier of global warming -- will intensify climate change impacts over the next decades.