The Atmosphere Chapter 11
Atmospheric Composition Label the major gases of our atmosphere below: A._____________ B._____________ C._____________ A Nitrogen B Oxygen C Argon
Atmospheric Structure Label the layers of the atmosphere below: 1._____________ - contains dust, moisture, weather. 2._____________ - contains protective ozone 3._____________ - coldest layer 4._____________ - contains auroras, high temperature but low heat 4. Troposphere Stratosphere 3. Mesosphere Thermosphere 2. 1.
Solar Radiation Budget 6% Fill in the correct percentages in the diagram to the right. 25% 15% 4% 50%
Heat Transfer Processes Radiation • _____________ - Sun heats Earth’s surface in the form of rays or waves • _____________ - Earth’s warm surface heats lower atmosphere by direct contact • _____________ - heat is distributed by warm air rising and cold air sinking Conduction Convection
Label the Cloud Types Below cirrostratus cirrus cirrocumulus cumulonimbus altocumulus altostratus cumulus stratocumulus stratus nimbostratus
The Water Cycle • _____________ - change of state from gas to liquid • _____________ - change of state from liquid to gas • _____________ - no change of state needed Condensation Evaporation A. A. Precipitation B. C. B. C.
Chapter Review • What are the three major gases of our atmosphere? • What are the four layers of the atmosphere? • What are the three methods by which heat is transferred? • List ten types of clouds. • What are the three processes that make up the water cycle? Nitrogen, Oxygen, Argon Troposphere, Stratosphere, Mesosphere, Thermosphere Radiation, Conduction, Convection Cirrus, Cirrostratus, Cirrocumulus, Altostratus, Altocumulus, Stratocumulus, Nimbostratus, Stratus, Cumulus, Cumulonimbus Evaporation, Condensation, Precipitation