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How Does the Atmosphere Act as a Blanket? - Science

How does the atmosphere act as a blanket?

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Solution

The atmosphere acts as a blanket by performing the following functions:

(a) It keeps the average temperature of the Earth fairly constant during day time and even during the course of whole year.

(b) It prevents a sudden increase in the temperature during day time.

(c) It slows down the escape of heat from the surface of the Earth into outer space during night time.

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NCERT Class 9 Science Textbook
Chapter 14 Natural Resources
Q 2 | Page 193
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