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90 km high; 1st layer exposed to radiation; thin air; temperature depends on solar activity.
The average weather in a more general location, usually compiled as an average from many decades.
What is the difference between weather and climate?
Weather is at a certain point in time, while climate is the average over time.
What is the percentage breakdown for gases in the air?
78% Nitrogen; 21% Oxygen; 1% Argon and other gases.
What 3 gases other than the primary ones found in air are critical to all life on earth?
Water Vapor, Ozone, and Carbon Dioxide.
How are the layers in the atmosphere different from one another?
They differ in temperature and composition.
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