Weather and Climate. Chapter 17 and sections of Chapter 9. Atmosphere Composition. Mixture of gases- 78% Nitrogen, 21% oxygen, 1% other gases. The biggest component of the other gases is carbon dioxide-.3%. Oxygen and carbon dioxide are exchanged by photosynthesis and respiration.
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Chapter 17 and sections of Chapter 9
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