|Due By (Pacific Time)
||01/14/2017 12:00 am
Diagram of the Atmosphere:
Draw a cross-sectional diagram of the atmosphere. Include and label the following features:
- Layers – Troposphere, Stratosphere, Mesosphere, Thermosphere
- “Pauses” – Tropopause, Stratopause, Mesopause
- The Ozone Layer (it should be in the correct layer of the atmosphere)
- The temperature profile for each layer – indicate whether temperature increases or decreases as you increase in altitude
- Atmospheric mass – include the approximate location of the line dividing the upper and lower 50% of atmospheric mass (it should be in the correct layer of the atmosphere)
The submission must be your original drawing, or no points will be awarded.
Answer the following questions:
- What are the three most common gases in the atmosphere, in order from highest to lowest concentrations? Include the concentration (rounding to the nearest percent is acceptable).
- Explain the importance of each of the following variable atmospheric gases:
- Water vapor
- Carbon dioxide
c. What are particulates (also known as aerosols)? Provide a definition and at least three examples.
Weather and Climate:
- In your own words, explain the difference between weather and climate.
- What information appears on climographs? See the sample climograph, below.
(pictures will be submitted in files)