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Glossary of atmosphere 2

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earth's weather occurs here
troposphere
increase altitude-decrease temperature and decrease pressure
troposphere
extends up to 16 kilometers above the surface of the earth
troposphere
lowest layer of the earth's atmosphere
troposphere
this is where the jet stream is located
tropopause
contains layer of ozone
stratosphere
16 kilometers to 50 kilometers above the Earth's surface
stratosphere
protects us from being hit by meteorids
mesosphere
between 50 and 80 kilometers above the surface of the earth
mesosphere
major drop in temperature, up to -90*C
mesosphere
converts solar radiation to heat
thermosphere
very hot because it is the first layer to abosord sunlight
thermosphere
electrically charged particles, raido waves bounce off this layer
inosphere
ends at 550 kilometers above the Earth's surface
inosphere
aurora borealis
inosphere
outermost layer with no definite end
exosphere
satellites travel in this layer
exosphere

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