The earth and its atmosphere.

  • 324 Pages
  • 1.31 MB
  • English
Basic Books , New York
Geophysics, Meteor
LC ClassificationsQC806 .B34 1958
The Physical Object
Pagination324 p.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6227726M
LC Control Number57014982

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This book covers a wide area of the atmospheric science, focusing particularly on those physical and dynamical aspects of our environment which tend to create heat sources and sinks in the earth-atmosphere system and which it seeks to balance through circulation at different time and space scales.

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Bates, David R. (David Robert), Earth and its atmosphere. New York, Basic Books [©] (OCoLC) The author has sought to incorporate in the book some of the fundamental concepts and principles of the physics and dynamics of the atmosphere, a knowledge and understanding of which should help an average student of science to comprehend some of the great complexities of the earth-atmosphere system, in which a thr- way interaction between the.

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The earth and its atmosphere. [David R Bates] -- First published in London in under title: The planet earth.

Bibliography: p. About this book. This book covers a wide area of the atmospheric science, focusing particularly on those physical and dynamical aspects of our environment which tend to create heat sources and sinks in the earth-atmosphere system and which it seeks to balance through circulation at.

The book is primarily aimed at meeting the needs of students at undergraduate level pursuing courses in earth and atmospheric sciences, but could be used as a reference book by graduate students as well as scientists working in other fields of science, desirous of learning more about the earth-atmosphere system.

Inspite of the. Earth’s atmosphere is a thin blanket of gases and tiny particles — together called air. We are most aware of air when it moves and creates wind.

All living things need some of the gases in air for life support. Without an atmosphere, Earth would likely be just another lifeless rock.

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Earth heated by Sun, greenhouse gases in atmosphere let short wavelength electromagnetic radiation pass through, at night, the surface of Earth cools down by emitting longer wavelength radiation. However, greenhouse gases absorb this radiation, so some energy radiated from surface of Earth trapped in the atmosphere and the temperature rises.

The Earth’s atmosphere is composed of a layer of gases that encase the planet and that are constrained by gravitational forces.

The Earth’s atmosphere. A view of the Earth from space, looking from orbit beyond the exosphere, down through the layers of the thermosphere, mesosphere, and stratosphere, at a thick cloud layer topping the troposphere.

In the s, scientists, including John. The Earth also turns on its axis once per day with an angular velocity of ð10 5 s 1. This rotation gives us the day–night cycle.

A consequence of the Earth’s roughly spherical shape and the rotation is that the average solar radiation received at the top of the Earth’s atmosphere is the. The atmosphere is the layer of gases that surrounds the Earth.

It provides gases that are essential to life. It has evolved over time and human activity is having an impact on the atmosphere. Earth's Spheres Research Flip-Book and Banner will provide a graphic organizer students can use while researching about the Earth's Spheres. Students will collect information on hydrosphere, atmosphere, biosphere, and geosphere in their flip books.

Students can also display their research on a Ear. in our atmosphere. Since their formation approximately billion years ago, the Earth and its atmosphere have undergone extraordinary changes. In the beginning, the Earth’s atmosphere was hot and consisted mostly of hydrogen (H), helium (He), methane (CH 4), and ammonia (NH 3).

The permanent gases composing today’s atmosphere are mostly. Welcome to The Earth's Atmosphere General Knowledge Quiz. The troposphere is the layer of the atmosphere that is closest to the earth.

The atmosphere is made up of 78% nitrogen, 21% oxygen, and smaller amounts of argon, carbon dioxide, helium, and neon.

See how much more you do know about the atmosphere by trying to tackle the atmosphere quiz below and get some help. When Earth formed, about billion years ago, the molten planet barely had an atmosphere.

But as the world cooled, its atmosphere formed, largely from gases spewed out of volcanoes, according to. The Earth formed approximately billion years ago.

Scientists cannot be certain about what gases made up the Earth’s early atmosphere. Ideas about how the atmosphere was produced and has. Environmental and earth science study the interactions of four major systems or “spheres” (figure ).

The geosphere consists of the core, mantle and crust of the Earth. The atmosphere contains all of the Earth’s air and is divided into troposphere, stratosphere, mesosphere, thermosphere and ionosphere. Textbooks often say, "Billions of years ago the earth's atmosphere was very different." Yet many scientists find evidence that early earth had an oxygen-rich atmosphere.

The atmosphere of Earth is the layer of gases, commonly known as air, retained by Earth's gravity, surrounding the planet Earth and forming its planetary atmosphere of Earth protects life on Earth by creating pressure allowing for liquid water to exist on the Earth's surface, absorbing ultraviolet solar radiation, warming the surface through heat retention (greenhouse effect.

Natural cycles balance and regulate Earth and its atmosphere. Human activities can cause changes to these natural cycles. Life on Earth is well adapted to our planet’s cycles.

In our solar system, Earth is the only planet with air to breathe, liquid water to drink, and. This book stands at an intersection of science and art. From its origins, NASA has studied our planet in novel ways, using ingenious tools to study physical processes at work—from beneath the crust to the edge of the atmosphere.

We look at it in macrocosm and microcosm, from the flow of one mountain stream to the flow of jet streams. Earth - Earth - The atmosphere: Earth is surrounded by a relatively thin atmosphere (commonly called air) consisting of a mixture of gases, primarily molecular nitrogen (78 percent) and molecular oxygen (21 percent).

Also present are much smaller amounts of gases such as argon (nearly 1 percent), water vapour (averaging 1 percent but highly variable in time and location), carbon dioxide (0. The Earth's atmosphere is divided up into 5 major layers: Exosphere - The last layer and the thinnest.

It goes all the way to 10, km above the Earth's surface. Thermosphere - The thermosphere is next and the air is very thin here. Temperatures can get extremely hot in the thermosphere. Earth is the third planet from the Sun and the only astronomical object known to harbor 29% of Earth's surface is land consisting of continents and remaining 71% is covered with water, mostly by oceans but also lakes, rivers and other fresh water, which together constitute the of Earth's polar regions are covered in l period: d, ( ks).

- The AtmosphereIn this video Paul Andersen explains how the atmosphere surrounds the planet. The state of the atmosphere is climate and is affected by.

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While the eons that followed were full of strange stories and far-reaching changes, by the time the first life did appear, Earth's structure was well-formed and only its primordial atmosphere was being changed by the onset of life.

The stage was set for the formation and spread of tiny microbes across the planet. Earth’s atmosphere is composed of about 78% nitrogen, 21% oxygen, and one percent other gases.

These gases are found in layers (troposphere, stratosphere, mesosphere, thermosphere, and exosphere) defined by unique features such as temperature and pressure. The atmosphere protects life on earth by shielding it from incoming ultraviolet (UV.

Earth's atmosphere is a layer of gases surrounding the planet Earth and retained by the Earth's gravity. It contains roughly 78% nitrogen and 21% oxygen % argon and. The atmosphere allows most of the visible light from the Sun to pass through and reach Earth’s surface.

As Earth’s surface is heated by sunlight, it radiates part of this energy back toward space as infrared radiation, unlike visible light, tends to be absorbed by the greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, raising its temperature.

Figure Structure of Earth’s Atmosphere. Height increases up the left side of the diagram, and the names of the different atmospheric layers are shown at the right.

In the upper ionosphere, ultraviolet radiation from the Sun can strip electrons from their atoms, leaving the atmosphere ionized. The atmosphere is the thin gaseous layer that envelopes the lithosphere. Atmosphere The present atmosphere is composed of 78% nitrogen (N), 21% oxygen (O2), % argon, and trace amount of other gases.

One of the most important processes by which the heat on the Earth's surface is redistributed is through atmospheric circulation. The earth's atmosphere is the environment for most of its biological activity and exerts a considerable influence on the ocean and lake environment (see biosphere).

Weather consists of the day-to-day fluctuations of environmental variables and includes the motion of wind and formation of weather systems such as hurricanes.