Atmosphere- The Structure of the Atmosphere

This was made using notes from my first lesson of the Atmosphere topic and gives the basic information you need to know about how the atmosphere is made up.

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  • Atmosphere- The Structure of the Atmosphere
    • Gases that make up the atmosphere
      • Oxygen
        • 21 %
      • Nitrogen
        • The most abundant gas
        • 78 %
      • Argon
        • 0.93 %
      • Carbon dioxide
        • 0.0383 %
      • Noble gases
    • Properties
      • Density changes with altitude
      • Ozone layer
      • Colourless
    • Layers
      • Troposphere
        • Up to 15 km
      • Stratosphere
        • 15- 20 km
      • Ionosphere
        • Above 50 km
    • Temperature
      • Decreases as altitude increases- although there are fluctuations.
    • Methane
      • Livestock
      • Rice growing
      • Landfill sites
      • Natural gas leaks out of the ground
    • Parts per million
      • e.g. 78 %- ppm
      • 78/100 x 1 000 000

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