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How does the atmosphere act as a blanket?


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Atmosphere:

  1. The atmosphere is an envelope of gases that surrounds the earth.
  2. This layer of gases functions as a protective blanket.
  3. The atmospheric layer is held in its position due to the gravitational force of the earth.
  4. The atmosphere protects the entities on earth from the sun, as the sun produces harmful radiations and also scorching heat.
  5. It comprises tons of gases, water vapor, and dust particles.
  6. Fluctuation in the atmosphere will have an impact on climatic and weather conditions.
  7. Therefore, the atmosphere prevents a sudden rise in the temperature during the daytime and the nighttime.
  8. It reduces the heat that escapes into outer space.

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