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Atmosphere
The mass of air surrounding a planet.
Atmospheric Pressure
The pressure exerted by the atmosphere on all objects within it.
Barometer
An instrument used to measure atmospheric pressure.
Homosphere
The lower layer of the earth's atmosphere, which exists from ground level to roughly 80 kilometers (50 miles) above sea level.
Heterosphere
The upper layer of the earth's atmosphere, which exists higher than roughly 80 kilometers (50 miles) above sea level.
Troposphere
The region of the atmosphere that extends from ground level to roughly11 kilometers (7 miles) above sea level.
Stratosphere
The region of the atmosphere that span roughly 11 kilometer to 48 kilometer (30 miles).
Mesosphere
The region of the atmosphere that spans alitudes of roughly 48 kilometers to 80 kilometer ( 50 miles)
Jet Streams
Narrow bands of high-speed winds that circle the earth blowing from east to west.
Heat
Energy transferred as a consequence of temperature differences.
Temperature
A measure of energy of the random motion in a substance's molecules.
Thermosphere
The region of the atmosphere of roughly 80 kilometers and 460 kilometers.
Exosphere
The region of the atmosphere above an altitude of roughly 460 kilometers.
Ionosphere
The region of the atmosphere between the altitudes of roughly 65 kilometers and 330 kilometers, where the gases are ionized.