Properties of the Atmosphere


This QuickTime animation, with accompanying audio, shows how temperature, pressure, and density change with increasing altitude. Whereas pressure decreases fairly uniformly with height, there are both increases and decreases in temperature with height. These temperature changes can lead to a good discussion of the role of ozone layer in the stratosphere and the distinction between heat and temperature patterns in the thermosphere.

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Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Animations/Video
Special Interest: Complex Systems
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Atmospheric ScienceKeyword: atmosphere