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3: The Atmosphere

  • Page ID
    2248
  • Learning Objectives

    By the end of this chapter you should be able to

    • Describe the composition, temperature profile, and function of the atmosphere
    • Explain why the sky is blue
    • Define and give examples of latent heat and sensible heat
    • Evaluate the difference between an actual greenhouse and the Earth's gaseous greenhouse

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