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atmosphere

atmosphere  

A gaseous envelope gravitationally bound to a celestial body; in the case of the Earth, with an average composition, by volume, of 79% nitrogen, 20% oxygen, 0.03% carbon dioxide, and traces of rare ...
atmospheric structure

atmospheric structure  

The broadly horizontal layering of the atmosphere, the layers being distinguished by differences in the rate of change of temperature with height, which either favour or discourage the development of ...
inversion

inversion  

The increase of air temperatures with height. (This is the reverse of the more common situation in which air cools with height.) Inversions occur: when strong, nocturnal, terrestrial radiation cools ...
mesosphere

mesosphere  

1 Upper-atmospheric layer above the stratopause (at 50 km) through which temperature decreases with height up to about 80 km, where temperatures reach a minimum of about -90 °C. This level is the ...
stratosphere

stratosphere  

A layer of the Earth's atmosphere, above the troposphere, 50 km thick. See Cohen et al. (2007) J. Climato. 20, 21 on stratosphere–troposphere interaction events.

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