Atmospheric Factors and Features

  • Jonathan Powell
Part of the The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series book series (PATRICKMOORE)


The Earth’s atmosphere shields the planet from much but not all potential harm. In addition to being an abundant source of oxygen—a crucial resource for most life forms on Earth—the atmosphere also protects the planet’s inhabitants from the intense light and harmful radiation of the Sun.

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© Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jonathan Powell
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  1. 1.Ebbw ValeUK

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