controlled atmosphere

in atmospheric chemistry
A synthetic gaseous sample of pure air which may contain carefully determined amounts of certain contaminants; this may be used as a standard for the calibration of analytical techniques, as a simulated environment for the study of biological responses, or for other purposes.
PAC, 1990, 62, 2167. (Glossary of atmospheric chemistry terms (Recommendations 1990)) on page 2182 [Terms] [Paper]