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A list of Citizendium articles, and planned articles, about Atmosphere.
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Subtopics

  • Meteorology [r]: The interdisciplinary scientific study of the processes and phenomena of the atmosphere, including weather studies and forecasting [e]
  • Atmospheric science [r]: The umbrella term for the study of the Earth's atmosphere. [e]

Other related topics

  • Acid rain [r]: Deposition of acidified rain, snow, sleet, hail, gases and particles, and acidified fog and cloud water, due to nitric or sulfuric acid pollution. [e]
  • Air pollution dispersion terminology [r]: Describes and explains the words and technical terms that have a special meaning to workers in the field of air pollution dispersion modeling. [e]
  • Atmospheric reentry [r]: The movement of human-made or natural objects as they enter the atmosphere of a planet from outer space, in the case of Earth from an altitude above the 'edge of space.' [e]
  • Atmosphere (unit) [r]: A unit of pressure measurement (symbol: atm) defined as 101,325 pascal. [e]
  • Aurora Borealis [r]: Visible light stimulated by the interaction of the solar wind and the upper atmosphere, around the North Magnetic Pole. [e]
  • Climate [r]: The overall weather pattern for an extended period for any defined geographical location which may be over any size of area up to and including the entire Earth. [e]
  • Earth's atmosphere [r]: An envelope of gas that surrounds the Earth and extends from the Earth's surface out thousands of kilometres, becoming increasingly thinner (less dense) with distance but always held in place by Earth's gravitational pull. [e]
  • Exosphere [r]: The uppermost layer of an atmosphere. [e]
  • Global warming [r]: The increase in the average temperature of the Earth's near-surface air and oceans in recent decades and its projected continuation. [e]
  • Greenhouse gas [r]: Gases in the atmosphere that absorb and emit long-wave radiation. [e]
  • Heterosphere [r]: Upper portion of a two-part division of the atmosphere (the lower portion is the homosphere) according to the general homogeneity of atmospheric composition, starts at 50-62 miles (80-100 kilometers) above the earth. [e]
  • Homosphere [r]: Lower portion of a two-part division of the atmosphere (the upper portion is the heterosphere) according to the general homogeneity of atmospheric composition, which includes all of the atmosphere from the earth's surface to about 50 to 62 miles (80-100 kilometers). [e]
  • Mesosphere [r]: Layer of the Earth's atmosphere that is directly above the stratosphere and directly below the thermosphere, located about 50 to 85 kilometers (30 to 50 miles) above the Earth's surface. [e]
  • Meteorology [r]: The interdisciplinary scientific study of the processes and phenomena of the atmosphere, including weather studies and forecasting [e]
  • National Center for Atmospheric Research [r]: A non-governmental U.S.-based institute whose mission is "exploring and understanding our atmosphere and its interactions with the Sun, the oceans, the biosphere, and human society." [e]
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [r]: A scientific agency within the United States Department of Commerce focused on the conditions of the oceans and the atmosphere. [e]
  • Natural environment [r]: A term that encompasses all living and non-living things occurring naturally on Earth or some region of Earth. [e]
  • Rocket science [r]: Variously an incorrect name for various engineering disciplines in dealing with unguided rockets or the rocket engines of more intelligent vehicles, or an ironic description of something very complex or very simple (i.e., "this isn't rocket science") [e]
  • Stratosphere [r]: Second major layer of Earth's atmosphere, just above the troposphere, and below the mesosphere, stratified in temperature, with warmer layers higher up and cooler layers farther down. [e]
  • Thermosphere [r]: Layer of the earth's atmosphere, directly above the mesosphere and directly below the exosphere, where ultraviolet radiation causes ionization and auroras also occur. [e]
  • Troposphere [r]: The lowest of the main layers of the Earth's atmosphere, extending up about 12km from Earth's surface. [e]