Talk:Atmosphere

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well anyways im just wondering why don't you put up somemore information about ATMOSPHERE it's self you have plenty of information about Pluto Atmosphere & stuff but theres only 3-4 sentences about ATMOSPHERE thats all !! thank you

Requested Move 2006[edit]

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I'm putting in to move this to Atmosphere, because the current page there is a disambiguation, but this is a general article about atmospheres and none of the other things on that page come close, except for Earth's atmosphere. The disambig page can be moved to Atmosphere (disambiguation), and then we can put this in its place. Night Gyr 08:42, 3 May 2006 (UTC)

Suits me. Current article name looks odd.--Jyril 08:49, 3 May 2006 (UTC)
Done. —Nightstallion (?) Seen this already? 11:54, 8 May 2006 (UTC)

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A New Reference[edit]

I would like to see a reference for the sentence, "An atmosphere may be retained for a longer duration, if the gravity is high and the atmosphere's temperature is low." I would like to know what the author considers a "low" atmospheric temperature. I will also look.Jsolebello (talk) 18:02, 13 July 2010 (UTC)Joey E Solebello

Percentages don't add to 100[edit]

" Earth's atmosphere contains roughly (by molar content/volume) 78.08% nitrogen, 20.95% oxygen, a variable amount (average around 1.247%) water vapor, 0.93% argon, 0.038% carbon dioxide, and traces of hydrogen, helium, and other "noble" gases."

The water vapor percentage will change the other percentages which are for dry air only. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 98.213.32.21 (talk) 22:01, 14 May 2013 (UTC)

Atmospheres of gas planets[edit]

I've removed Some planets consist mainly of various gases, but only their outer layer is their atmosphere. From the lead. There was no citation and the statment is not supported in the article body. It also is contradicted by a cited statement at Atmosphere_of_Jupiter#cite_ref-Guillot1999_2- (note [2]). ~KvnG 19:28, 15 May 2013 (UTC)