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# What is the temperature range of the thermosphere?

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###### 2015-12-18 03:58:11

Above 120 miles (200 km) above sea level, temperatures in the thermosphere can vary between 600Â° and 2000Â°C (1100 and 3600Â°F).

The actual temperature range is highly dependent on solar activity.

The thermosphere is a layer of Earth's atmosphere above the mesosphere. The thermosphere extends from 50 to 55 miles (80-90 km) above sea level, with the upper limit undefined.

The temperature in the thermosphere initially rises rapidly with heights up to about 120 miles (200 km) and thereafter increases more slowly. Above 120 miles (200 km) - depending on solar activity - the temperature varies between 600Â° and 2000Â°C (1100 and 3600Â°F).

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## Related Questions

The Temperature in The Thermosphere Rises about as high as 3,600 degrees Fahrenheit.

One is......... The temperature rises as you go up into the Thermosphere.

In the lower thermosphere, the temperature varies from 200c to 500c. In the upper thermosphere, it can rise up to 2000c

the thermosphere gets it's name from it's extrmely high temperature, which cn be above 1,000'c.

In the thermosphere - which is directly above the mesosphere and below the exosphere - the temperature actually increaseswith height due to the low air density.

which layer has the greatertemperature change?answer: the thermosphere

Yes, it is though altitude of the thermosphere temperature increases as we exceed through-A 6th Grader

The thermosphere is the last layer of the atmosphere. Special instruments are needed to measure its temperature because there are very few particles in the thermosphere that would strike a conventional thermometer to heat it.

Temperature is the average amount of energy of motion of each molecule of a substance gas molecules in the thermosphere move very rapidly, so the temperature is very high

The highest temperature in the thermosphere is about 3,000o F (1500o C). However, The air in the thermosphere is thin, so not many atoms can hit a thermometre, so it would have a very low reading. With nothing to shield it from the Sun's rays, the few atoms in the thermosphere get excited and move very fast.

The thermosphere is an upper layer of the atmosphere where the heavier molecules (notably oxygen) are dense enough to absorb a significant part of the high-intensity radiation from the Sun. But this part of the atmosphere is still so thin than an object placed there would encounter very few of the high-energy (high temperature) molecules. Despite the air molecules present, the thermosphere is essentially a vacuum. The International Space Station orbits within the thermosphere, at an altitude of 280 to 460 kilometers (175 to 285 miles). The range of the thermosphere is from about 100 to 600 kilometers (60 to 360 miles) above the Earth's surface.

The Thermosphere is the layer that the solar system starts in and has a blasting temperature of 3,600 degrees Fahrenheit! this layer of the atmosphere contains nitrogen and other gases

what is the approximate height and temperature of the troposphere, stratosphere, mesosphere, and thermosphere?

the thermosphere is the hottest all of the atmospheric layers.

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