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- Earth science : The study of the components and processes of the planet Earth.
- Physics : The study of forces and energies in space and time.
- Atmospheric science : The umbrella term for the study of the Earth's atmosphere.
- Meteorology : The interdisciplinary scientific study of the processes and phenomena of the atmosphere, including weather studies and forecasting
- Aerospace : With the development of operations extending beyond the earth's atmosphere, a more general term than air warfare
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- Atmosphere : The layers of gas surrounding stars and planets.
- Atmosphere (unit) : A unit of pressure measurement (symbol: atm) defined as 101,325 pascal.
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- Atmospheric lapse rate : Refers to the change of an atmospheric variable with a change of altitude, the variable being temperature unless specified otherwise (such as pressure, density or humidity).
- Atmospheric pressure : The ambient air pressure at any given point in Earth's atmosphere.
- Barometric formula : Formula that gives the atmospheric pressure as a function of height above the surface of a planet.
- Boltzmann distribution : Expression for the relative probability that a subsystem of a physical system in thermal equilibrium has a certain energy.
- Exosphere : The uppermost layer of an atmosphere.
- Density (chemistry) : A measure of the mass per unit volume of a gas, liquid or solid.
- Greenhouse effect : A general attribute of planets and moons with atmospheres denoting an imbalance between surface radiation and top-of-atmosphere radiation due to the presence of greenhouse gases.
- Greenhouse gas : Gases in the atmosphere that absorb and emit long-wave radiation.
- Heterosphere : 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.
- Homosphere : 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).
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- John Dalton : English pioneer chemist and meteorologist (1766-1844), formulated the first quantitative atomic theory.
- Mesosphere : 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.
- Outer space : The relatively empty regions of the universe outside the atmospheres of celestial bodies.
- Ozone : A triatomic molecule, consisting of three oxygen atoms.
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- Pressure : A ratio equal to the force applied perpendicular to the surface of the area divided by that area (force/area).
- Stratosphere : 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.
- Thermosphere : Layer of the earth's atmosphere, directly above the mesosphere and directly below the exosphere, where ultraviolet radiation causes ionization and auroras also occur.
- Troposphere : The lowest of the main layers of the Earth's atmosphere, extending up about 12km from Earth's surface.