Name ________________________________________ Date___________________________ Air Quality Guided Notes The atmosphere Sets the Earth apart from other planets and makes it ________________________ for us to live Is comparatively about ____________________ as thick of the skin of an apple (compared to size) Is ___________________ nitrogen, __________ oxygen, and ___________ other gases. Other gases include ____________________________________ Divided into ____________________. Air ________________________ and ______________________ between layers Air quality Conditions ________________ from Earth to space. Air quality is ____________________ the same from area because ______________________ ______________________________________ Types of air pollution Two types of air pollution _____________________ matter (PM) _________________________ Summarize important points from the diagram. Primary Pollutants Definition: Sources: Secondary Pollutants Definition: Example: Ground-level ozone How does it form? Carbon dioxide Sources: Reaction: Nitrogen dioxide Sources: Reaction: Volatile Organic Compounds Sources: Reaction Ozone Sources: Reaction: Causes of air pollution Main sources of air pollution are: ____________________ conditions and _____________________ dynamics impact whether or not the emissions disperse. Temperature inversions Normal conditions: Inversion conditions: When they are worst: How do they affect dilution and how pollutants disperse?