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Human Environment
Atlas Team

The Atmosphere is a blanket of air that surrounds the Earth. It extends from the surface of sea-level up to 560 kilometers above. This Marine Atlas is confined to the lower-most part of the atmosphere commonly known as the troposphere that extends up to 15 km above sea-level. Almost all the weather occurs in this region.

  • Climate - The climate  is the weather averaged over a long period of time. A descriptive saying is that "climate is what you expect, weather is what you get."  Climate is not the same as weather, but rather, it is the average pattern of weather for a particular region. Climatic elements include precipitation, temperature, humidity, sunshine, wind velocity, and other measures of the weather.
  • Weather - Weather describes the short-term state of the atmosphere and include phenomena such as fog, frost, hail-storms, cyclones and other natural hazards.
    • Cyclone Storm Tracks - Under construction
    • Storm Zones - Under construction
  • Air Quality - [Under construction]