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Air and atmosphere

The nature of air is dependent on complex interactions between earth and atmospheric systems. Factors involved include:

  • Atmospheric systems and climates
  • Climate change
  • Forest fires
  • Industrial and manufacturing activity
  • Pollution
  • Soil erosion
  • Transportation
  • Volcanic activity

 


Atmospheric systems and climates

World Meteorological Organisation

 

 


Climate change

Hadley Forecasting Centre

 


Forest fires

Amazon
Asia-Pacific

 


Industrial and manufacturing activity

 

 

 

 


Pollution

Air pollution can be defined as overshooting air systems' capacities to absorb influxes within normal feedback ranges and affecting life systems. It can be of natural causes, eg volcanic.


Soil erosion

 

 

 


 

Transportation

 

 

 

 


Volcanic activity