What Is the Function of the Atmosphere?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Mar 25, 2020 7:48:28 PM ET
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The atmosphere works as a place to contain the oxygen that is necessary for life, works as a blanket to shield the earth from radiation and helps to create the different types of weather that are felt on the Earth. The atmosphere also contains small amounts of carbon dioxide that is necessary for plants to be able to live.

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