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Atmosphere—Composition and Origin

Lecture no. 3 from the course: Meteorology: An Introduction to the Wonders of the Weather

Atmosphere—Composition and Origin

Taught by Professor Robert G. Fovell | 28 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course

What is air made of? Is it always true that hot air rises and cold air sinks? Learn more about the air that surrounds us and cushions us from the outer reaches of space, and examine the various layers that make up the earth's atmosphere.

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r********m
May 6, 2019
This lecture could have been a lot better if not so much time was spent on the ozon hole which is a problem of the past. The ozon layer at the antarctic was thinnest 1998, that's 20 years ago, and since then has been steadily thickening (more than 50% already). It's a pity when politics puts pressure on science to make current problems appear bigger than they are. Unfortunately this happened again and again. Acid rain, forest dieback, the ozon hole are just a few examples that all predicted the end of the world just a few decades ago but all of them are pretty much non-issues nowadays. It were better if the lectures on GCP concentrated on scientific facts and instead of blowing temporary issues out of proportion. BTW showing graphs without even labeling the axis isn't very high standard either.

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r********u
March 3, 2019

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h********m
June 7, 2018

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