Energy of the Atmosphere

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This picture shows the incoming solar radiation and the radiation that goes into space
and also the radiation (energy) that stays in earth called the greenhouse effect.




Atmosphere - The gaseous mass or envelope surrounding a celestial body, especially the one surrounding the earth, and retained by the celestial body's gravitational field. which lets in radiation and lets out radiation










The layers of Earth's atmosphere .
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These are the layer of the atmosphere.

This picture shows what happens in each layer

of the atmosphere and how far from land it is.

The atmosphere is divided into five layers. It is thickest near the surface and thins out with height until it eventually merges with space. 1) The troposphere is the first layer above the surface and contains half of the Earth's atmosphere.Weather occurs in this layer.

2) Many jet aircrafts fly in the stratosphere because it is very stable. Also, the ozone layer absorbs harmful rays from the Sun.
3) Meteors or rock fragments burn up in the mesosphere.
4) The thermosphere is a layer with auroras. It is also where the space shuttle orbits.

5) The atmosphere merges into space in the extremely thin exosphere. This is the upper limit of our atmosphere.