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air temperature at lower levels and molecular weight of the gases at higher levels
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What are the layers of the atmosphere?

The atmosphere is divided into five layers. It is thickest near the surface and thins out with height until it eventually merges with space. The layers from lowest to highest : - The Troposphere (up to 10 km) It's the atmosphere that surrounds us. On top of that comes... - The Stratosphere (10 (MORE)

What is the hottest layer of the Earth's atmosphere?

The thermosphere is the hottest layer of Earth's atmosphere. Themolecules there are directly exposed to solar radiation andhigh-energy cosmic rays. However, there are so few molecules byvolume that the specific heat is virtually zero. The thermosphere is generally located 85 to 500 km above the Eart (MORE)

What layer of the atmosphere contains the ozone layer?

It is in the lower stratosphere, from 6 to 25 miles above the ground (10 to 40 km). There is also ozone present in the lower troposphere, but the ozone layer in the stratosphere contains helpful ozone that blocks much of the Sun's ultraviolet radiation. Without this layer, life on earth would be ver (MORE)

Which atmosphere layer is the magnetosphere?

A magnetosphere is the region around an astronomical object in which phenomena are dominated or organized by its magnetic field. Earth is surrounded by a magnetosphere, as are the magnetized planets Mercury, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. Jupiter's moon Ganymede is magnetized, but too weakly t (MORE)

Atmosphere layer in the middle?

In order the layers go troposphere, stratosphere, mesosphere, and thermosphere. I had a question on a crossword puzzle and it just said "middle layer" and mesosphere fit the best so you would probably be best off with that. :) Hope that helps! :) JIVVER :)

What layer of the atmosphere contains ozone?

All layers of the atmosphere contain some ozone. The Ozone Layer iscontained in the bottom of the stratosphere (this area is alsocalled the tropopause). Concentration here is roughly 10 ppm(normal) to 3 ppm ("hole"). Ozone is also contained in thetroposphere (0.08 ppm or less usually), and here we c (MORE)

What layer of atmosphere has two layers?

The thremosphere is the layer of the atmosphere that has two layers within it. The Thermosphere is the layer farthest from Earth's surface. The first layer of the thermosphere is the Ionosphere, and the second layer of the thermosphere is the exosphere

What is the layer in the atmosphere?

there are 6 layers troposphere(0to12km),stratosphere(12to50km),mesosphere(50to80km), thermoshere(above80km) which has 2 parts -ionoshere(80to400km) which is the inner one -exosheere(above400km)wich is the outer one

What layer of the atmosphere is the protective ozone layer in?

It is in the lower stratosphere, from 6 to 25 miles above the ground (10 to 40 km). There is also ozone present in the lower troposphere, but the ozone layer in the stratosphere contains helpful ozone that blocks much of the Sun's ultraviolet radiation. Without this layer, life on earth would be ver (MORE)

What are the earths eight layers of atmosphere?

The most widely used analysis of Earth's atmosphere is into five layers. From the surface of the planet out into space, they are: Troposphere - from the surface to between 7 and 17 km (depending on latitude) Stratosphere - Tropospheric boundary to about 50 km Mesosphere - ~50 km to ~85 km Ther (MORE)

What layer in the atmosphere has the lowest temperature?

The Mesosphere has the lowest temperature of the layers of Earth's atmosphere because Temperature decreases with height in the mesosphere. The mesopause, the temperature minimum that marks the top of the mesosphere, is the coldest place on Earth and has an average temperature around −100 °C (MORE)

What Poem about the layers of the atmosphere?

roses are red, violets are blue. can someone write this poem, cause this won't do. 4 the people in Mrs Lucas science class sorry but i need some help too. you know who this is. m. b. baby

Is outer space a layer of the atmosphere?

It varies quite greatly with different Scientists. Some consider the Exosphere to be apart of the atmosphere and some not. I know for a matter of fact that the Exophere is taught as the outmost layer in the Atmosphere in most School Standards. If considering this debate on a small scale, then no, bu (MORE)

What layer of the atmosphere does an earthquake damage?

Earthquakes do not damage any of the atmosphere. Earthquakes literally move crustal plates of the earth. You could say this "damages" them in a way, but this has always been occurring, and is just part of the dynamic earth.

What layer of the atmosphere do airlines fly?

Airplanes fly in the Stratosphere, which is the second major layer of the Earth's atmosphere. It is below the mesosphere and above the troposphere. It is stratified in temperature, with warmer layers higher up and cooler layers farther down. This is in contrast to the troposphere near the Earth's su (MORE)

Is the atmosphere a layer of gas?

actually it is several layers of gas. its not gas that goes in your car though. but yes. the atmosphere is made up of air and oxygen.

Is the ozone layer a layer of the atmosphere?

No, it is a "sub-layer" mostly located within the stratosphere (app. 10-50 km above the Earth's surface), but exists in small quantities within all layers of the atmosphere. The Stratophere is the second-lowest layer of Earth's atmosphere and the ozone layer is located there.

Why is the coldest layer of the atmosphere next to the hottest layer of the atmosphere?

The coldest layer of the atmosphere is in the Mesosphere. This is because temperatures are decreasing as the Mesosphere extends upward above the Stratosphere. The air is thinner because the air particles are further apart. The next layer, known as the Thermosphere is the hottest layer. The reason wh (MORE)

What are the Layers of the Atmosphere and What about them?

Sections Section 1 - What are the Layers of the Atmosphere? Section 2 - Troposphere Section 3 - Stratosphere Section 4 - Tropopause Section 5- Ozone Layer Section 5 - Mesosphere Section 6 - Thermosphere Section 7 - Exosphere Section 8 - Summary . What are the Layers (MORE)