What is the altitude of the mesopause in kilometers?
What is the temperature range in the troposphere?
-55 to 15
What is the highest possible pressure in the stratosphere?
Which layer can reach 100ºC?
Which layer can have a pressure of 1.0 atm?
What is the lowest temperature reached in Earth’s atmosphere?
After what altitude in kilometers does the Earth’s atmosphere begin to contain no water vapor?
What is the altitude range of the thermosphere in kilometers?
80 to 600
What is the temperature at the stratopause?
Which layer is located at an altitude of 35 miles?
At what altitude in miles does the atmospheric pressure reach 0 atm?
Describe the overall structure of the atmosphere. How does it change with altitude with respect to temperature, pressure, and water vapor?
Formulate reasons for why scientists split the atmosphere into ‘bands’ (like the stratosphere, troposphere, etc.)
In everyday terms, temperature is a measure of the "hotness" or "coldness" of a substance. More technically, temperature indicates the direction in which energy flows (as heat) when two objects are in thermal contact: energy flows as heat from a high temperature region to a low temperature region. In other words, temperature is simply an indicator of the expected direction of flow of energy as heat. Which way does heat tend to flow in our atmosphere?