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Enviropedia: Introduction to the Atmosphere
This reference provides information about the composition, structure, and dynamics of our atmosphere. It offers links to detailed descriptions of the magnetosphere, exosphere, thermosphere, ionosphere, mesosphere, ozone layer, stratosphere and troposphere. Other topics include the dynamics of the atmosphere; temperature, pressure, winds, the jet stream, and the Coriolis effect. Meteors and auroras are also discussed, along with the reason our sky is colored blue.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
Type of resource:
  • Text:
    • Ref. material
Subject:
  • Atmospheric science
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright and other restrictions information are unknown.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-005-534
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • 5-8:
      • Unifying concepts and processes:
        • Evidence, models, and explanation
      • B - Physical science:
        • Motion and forces
      • D - Earth and space science:
        • Structure of the earth system
    • 9-12:
      • Unifying concepts and processes:
        • Evidence, models, and explanation
      • B - Physical science:
        • Motions and forces
      • D - Earth and space science:
        • Energy in the earth system
        • Origin and evolution of the earth system
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: Enviropedia
http://www.enviropedia.org.uk/