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Atmosphere (2/5)

This is also part of this series: Earth: The Power of the Planet (5)

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Grade Level: JrH-Adult
Producer: BBC
Closed Captioned: No
Running Time: 50 mins
Country of Origin: Great Britain
Study Guide: No

Copyright Date: 2007
Available in French: Yes

You can't see it, you can't taste it, you can't smell it and you can't touch it, yet without it Earth would die instantly.

The atmosphere is Earth's protective layer, cloaking it in a warm, wet embrace, warding off damaging cosmic rays and providing the life giving oxygen which we depend on for our very lives. In fact, our atmosphere is a fluid, just as surely as the ocean is – we are like lobsters scuttling about at the bottom of an ocean of air. To prove it the world's top sky surfer takes a ride through the air, controlling his board as if he was on a wave.