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10.1: Introduction to the Atmosphere

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    The goals and objectives of this chapter are to:

    • Understand the significance of the atmosphere.
    • Describe the composition of the atmospheric gasses.
    • Explain the major layers of the atmosphere and their importance.
    • Analyze the relationships between energy, temperature, and heat.
    • Describe how the Sun influences seasonality.
    • Describe how heat is transferred around the planet.
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