Atmospheric Sciences

Weather and Climate

The difference between weather and climate is a measure of time. Weather is what conditions of the atmosphere are over a short period of time, and climate is how the atmosphere “behaves” over relatively long periods of time. Weather is basically the way the atmosphere is behaving, mainly with respect to its effects upon life and human activities. The …

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Atmospheric Sciences

Atmospheric sciences is an “umbrella term” for the study of the atmosphere, its processes, the effects other systems have on the atmosphere, and the effects of the atmosphere on these other systems. Weather and Climate International Weather Symbols Climatic Region Map Wind Chill

Atmosphere Index

The atmosphere is a layer of gases which surrounds the entire Earth. It consists mainly of Nitrogen, Oxygen, as well as a few other gaseous elements. The purpose of this “layer” around the Earth is to prevent excessive amounts of radiation from reaching the Earth, thereby allowing we, as animals / planets, to survive. The atmosphere is …

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