atmosphere atmosphere  /ˈæt məs ˌfɪr/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a particular environment or surrounding influence
  2. (n) a unit of pressure: the pressure that will support a column of mercury 760 mm high at sea level and 0 degrees centigrade
  3. (n) the mass of air surrounding the Earth
  4. (n) the weather or climate at some place
  5. (n) the envelope of gases surrounding any celestial body
  6. (n) a distinctive but intangible quality surrounding a person or thing

Usage(s):

  1. But the truth is, we're already performing an unauthorized experiment on our climate by adding billions of tons of man-made carbon dioxide to the atmosphere.
  2. This in turn would reduce emissions in the atmosphere, and so on in a virtuous circle of environmental renewal.
  3. Increasing global temperatures are driven by the increase in the concentration of carbon in the atmosphere.

News

  1. Sunny super-Earth? Atmosphere of super-Earth exoplanet observed for time first by two Japanese telescopes

    Astronomers have observed the atmosphere of super-Earth "GJ3470b" for the first time using two telescopes. This super-Earth is an exoplanet, having only about 14 times the mass of our home planet, and it is the second lightest one among already-surveyed exoplanets. The observational data revealed that this planet is highly likely to NOT be covered by thick clouds.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Science Daily

  2. Seattle crowd brings great atmosphere to US-Panama game

    The fans in Seattle brought an incredible atmosphere to the USA match. Leander Schaerlaeckens has written about soccer for the New York Times, the Guardian, ESPN The Magazine and World Soccer. Follow him on Twitter @LeanderonFOX.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Fox Sports

  3. Carbon dioxide in atmosphere rises, so will temperatures

    The release of energy-related carbon dioxide into the atmosphere rose 1.4 percent in 2012 to 31.6 billion tons, with a dire prediction from the International Energy Agency that the Earth’s temperatures could ruse as much as 9 degrees Fahrenheit from pre-industrial levels. China has become the globe’s greatest emitter of greenhouse gases, and saw an increase of 300 million tons, or 3.8 percent ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: seattlepi.com

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Quotes

  1. "It was a straightforward decision for me to continue with a team where I feel at home," said Kubica. "What's important for me is to be in the right atmosphere, with a good group of people, where everybody is pulling in the same direction....
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: Robert Kubica Source: AFP

  2. "If there is one word, I would use to sum up the atmosphere in Iraq _ on the streets, in the countryside, in the neighborhoods and at the national level _ that word would be fear," Ryan Crocker told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee....
    on Jul 19, 2007 By: Ryan Crocker Source: WKRN

  3. "It's incumbent on both parties to build an atmosphere of support for negotiations, and not to complicate them," Biden said, standing alongside Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.
    on Mar 9, 2010 By: Joe Biden Source: ABC News

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