Weather -- Chapter 1 (Diagrams, 2008)



Meteoroids burn up in this layer, producing meteor trails.


Satellites orbit in this layer to relay phone calls and television pictures.


Rain, snow, storms, and most clouds occur in this layer.


The ozone layer here absorbs ultraviolet radiation.


Due to more air molecules per unit volume, air pressure here would be greater.


A person runs out of breath quickly because fewer air molecules are present per cubic meter of air.


Sea level yields the greatest density & highest pressure.


4,000 km above Mt. Everest. Water would boil at less than 73 degrees C.


4K --> 13,123 feet: boiling point = 188 degrees Fahrenheit


28 K --> 91,863 feet: 3 times higher than Mt. Everest. Could you breathe?


Argon, CO2, Neon, Helium, Methane, Krypton, & Hydrogen





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