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Atmosphere Composition

APES-ZQ347I

Functions of the atmosphere include all of the following EXCEPT

A

the atmosphere protects life on Earth by absorbing ultraviolet solar radiation.

B

the atmosphere warms Earth's surface through the greenhouse effect.

C

the atmosphere moderates temperature extremes between day and night.

D

the atmosphere transports and recycles water and nutrients.

E

the atmosphere acts independently of Earth's other spheres.