Flashcards - The Ozone Layer, Climate Change & Air Pollution

Flashcards - The Ozone Layer, Climate Change & Air Pollution
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Ozone /ˈoʊzoʊn/ , or trioxygen, is an inorganic molecule with the chemical formula O3
greenhouse effect
The greenhouse effect is the process by which radiation from a planet's atmosphere warms the planet's surface to a temperature above what it would be without its atmosphere
An atmosphere is a layer of gases surrounding a planet or other material body, that is held in place by the gravity of that body
global warming
Global warming and climate change are terms for the observed century-scale rise in the average temperature of the Earth's climate system and its related effects
In biology and ecology, extinction is the end of an organism or of a group of organisms , normally a species
rain shadow
A rain shadow is a dry area on the leeward side of a mountainous area
Weather is the state of the atmosphere, to the degree that it is hot or cold, wet or dry, calm or stormy, clear or cloudy
A chlorofluorocarbon is an organic compound that contains only carbon, chlorine, and fluorine, produced as volatile derivative of methane, ethane, and propane

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