atmosphere

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. air, sky, ether, ozone; exosphere; mood, aura, ambience, environment.
II
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [The air]
Syn. layer of air, gaseous envelope, air pressure; see air 1 .
2. [A pervading quality]
Syn. environment, ambience, climate, mood; see character 1 , characteristic .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
1. ambience aura, surroundings, air, *vibes, feeling, environment.
2. sky air, heavens, smog, biosphere.
WORD FIND
ion-rich layer, reflects radio waves, in thermosphere: ionosphere layer of oxygen in stratosphere, protects
earth from ultraviolet radiation: ozone layer
rising column of warm air: thermal
stratum from 0-10 miles up: troposphere
stratum from 10-30 miles up: stratosphere
stratum from 30-50 miles up: mesosphere
stratum from 50-300 miles up: thermosphere
stratum from 300 miles to space: exosphere
trapping of solar radiation and heat by carbon dioxide buildup: greenhouse effect
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun 1. The gaseous mixture enveloping the earth: air. See HIGH, PLACE. 2. A general impression produced by a predominant quality or characteristic: air, ambiance, aura, feel, feeling, mood, smell, tone. See BE. 3. The totality of surrounding conditions and circumstances affecting growth or development: ambiance, climate, environment, medium, milieu, mise en scene, surroundings, world. See BE, LIMITED, PLACE. 4. A distinctive yet intangible quality deemed typical of a given thing: aroma, flavor, savor, smack2. See TASTE.

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