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Overview of the Earths Atmosphere
Vertical Structure of the Atmosphere
Weather and Climate
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absorb adiabatic adiabatic rate air masses air molecules air pressure air temperature anticyclone atmo atmosphere average called causes climate cloud droplets cold air cold front colder condensation convection cooler cooling Coriolis force cumulus clouds cyclone decreases dew point earth earth's surface emitted FIGURE Focus section forecast freezing gases greenhouse greenhouse effect ground hurricane ice crystals increase infrared energy inversion isobars jet stream lapse rate latent heat layer light liquid lower middle latitudes mixing moist mountain move night North Northern Hemisphere observed occur ocean ozone parcel particles perature percent polar pollutants precipitation produce rain region relative humidity rising air satellite saturation saturation vapor pressure sea level snow SPECIAL TOPIC storm stratosphere summer sunlight surface air thermometer thunderstorms tion tornado tropical ture upper-level usually vapor pressure vertical visible warm front warmer water vapor wavelengths waves weather wind speed winter