Urban Heat Island
The transparent, odourless mass of air surrounding earth
The trapping and build-up of heat in the troposphere near the earth’s surface
A colourless gas, the product of the reaction between oxygen and the sun’s ultraviolet radiation
A movement of air from areas of relatively high atmospheric pressure to areas of lower atmospheric pressure
A phenomenon of urban settlements where relatively warm atmospheric temperatures prevail in the most heavily built-up areas and decrease outward towards the fringes
Energy received from the sun and on which all life depends
Precipitation containing excessive amounts of acid formed when oxides of sulphur and nitrogen mix in the atmosphere
The inner most layer of the atmosphere in which most the earth’s weather occurs.
Energy sources formed in past geological times from organic materials
The decline in temperature that occurs with increasing altitude throughout the troposphere.