What describes each layer in the atmosphere?

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Each layer of the atmosphere, hmm.. the layer closest to the earth is the troposphere which ranges from 6-20 km. Airplanes fly near the top of it; The tip of Mount Everest reaches about halfway to the top of it. It is also where most weather phenomena occur; it also produces carbon dioxide for plants to feed on.
The Stratosphere which ranges to 20-50 km has the ozone layer at the top of it, you can see weather balloons flying in the middle of the stratosphere; the ozone protects us from UV rays.  
The Mesosphere. which ranges to 50-85 km, is where meteors and other cosmic space junk burn up before it hits the Earth's surface. Besides the troposphere this is the only layer of the atmosphere with a convection effect.  
The thermosphere, which ranges from 85-690 km. is where cosmic phenomena such as aurora borealis or the Northern Lights are seen. Through a microscope you can see space shuttles entering this part of the atmosphere. This layer protects us from rays more harmful than UV's x-rays, and cosmic waves.  
The Exosphere is the last layer of the atmosphere, which ranges from 690-10,000 km. You can see various types of satellites orbiting in this layer, this part of the atmosphere gives us no protection whatsoever. Hope this was helpful!
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