How does the structure of the atmosphere affect life on earth?

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Mar 2, 2017

Answer:

The particular mix of elements – notably oxygen, nitrogen and carbon dioxide, along with water vapor – are necessary for “life as we know it” to be sustained.

Explanation:

The particular mix of elements – notably oxygen, nitrogen and carbon dioxide, along with water vapor – are necessary for “life as we know it” to be sustained.

Beyond the chemical composition necessary for life, the structure of the atmosphere into different thermal zones creates weather patterns that in turn determine climates. The upper atmosphere and its ozone layer protect living organisms on earth from excessive, damaging UV-B radiation.