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Physical > Atmosphere
PREFERRED TERM
SDN:A03::AtmosphereAtmosphere  
DEFINITION
  • The Earth's atmosphere is a layer of gases surrounding the planet Earth and retained by the Earth's gravity. It contains roughly (by molar content/volume) 78.08% nitrogen, 20.95% oxygen, 0.93% argon, 0.038% carbon dioxide, trace amounts of other gases, and a variable amount (average around 1%) of water vapor.
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NOTE
  • accepted
IDENTIFIER
  • SDN:A03::Atmosphere
DATE
  • 2011-08-19 11:46:42.0
IDENTIFIER
  • SDN:A03::Atmosphere
VERSION
  • 1
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URI
http://vocab.nerc.ac.uk/collection/A03/current/Atmosphere/
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