artificial atmosphere

artificial atmosphere

[¦ärd·ə¦fish·əl ′at·mə‚sfir]
(chemical engineering)
A mixture of gases used in industrial operations in place of air; classified as an active, or process, atmosphere, or an inactive, or protective, atmosphere.
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Only two are known to exist, and these were worn as the insignia of their rank and position by the two old men in whose charge was placed the operation of the great engines which pump the artificial atmosphere to all parts of Mars from the huge atmosphere plant, the secret to whose mighty portals placed in my possession the ability to save from immediate extinction the life of a whole world.
The suit is so efficient at maintaining an artificial atmosphere that Todd says, "You can actually go to the moon with it.
Gimmicks designed to induce an artificial atmosphere in football stadia rarely work and the attempt by Arsenal's tannoy man to get the fans shouting the surnames of the Gunners players back at him by prompting them with their first names fell on deaf ears.
While her colleagues were bathed in soft lighting, she was brightly illuminated from just one side - almost as if she was pictured in bright sunlight while her colleagues were shot in the artificial atmosphere of a conference hall.
Aside from the early hour and slightly artificial atmosphere, the only differences between this show and the seminal one of two years ago was Kapranos' more confidently theatrical delivery and a few great new songs including Do You Want To.
But aircrafts are pressurised to create an artificial atmosphere.
Free From the artificial atmosphere of the show circuit, it's easier to judge them where scale and proportion meet in a familiar context.
Thus, on entering the Marfa project, one abruptly steps out of the world of the whistle stop and rustic fort for which the stuccoed and porticoed buildings once served as barracks, and into a wholly artificial atmosphere of what appears to be an alternate universe.
Then, too, you don't want to send valued clients (who are presumably good customers of yours) to hunt with outfitters you've met only in the artificial atmosphere of, say, the Safari Club convention.
In order to verify that solar panels will withstand years of exposure in salt-rich and humid atmospheres, it is necessary to perform salt mist and salt spray tests in an artificial atmosphere that accelerate the natural corrosive effects typical in coastal regions or at sea.
The apparent ambivalence of Shoaib Akhtar (left) was disappointing, but will have come as no surprise to Worcestershire supporters while (right) Aleem Dar squandered the use of technical support; Battered, bruised, beaten but still balletic, Andy Flintoff was unable to reproduce his Ashes form in the artificial atmosphere of the 'Super Series
Originally conceived as a sealed laboratory for would-be explorers of Mars, Biosphere 2 fell into scientific disrepute when its eight original residents suffered from a lack of oxygen in their artificial atmosphere (see sidebar).