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Project 1CollegeMath2 - Esteban Garcia MA1310 Holdiness...

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Esteban Garcia 5/29/2013 MA1310 Holdiness Project 1 : Layers of the Atmosphere Troposphere : The layer of the atmosphere closest to the earth is the troposphere. This layer is where weather occurs. It begins at the surface of the earth and extends out to about 4-12 miles. The temperature of the troposphere decreases with height. This layer is known as the lower atmosphere. Stratosphere: Above the troposphere is the stratosphere, which extends to about 30-35 miles above the earth's surface. Temperature rises within the stratosphere but still remains well below freezing. Mesosphere: From about 35 to 50 miles above the surface of the earth lies the mesosphere, where the air is especially thin and molecules are great distances apart. Temperatures in the mesosphere reach a low of -184°F (-120°C). The stratosphere and the mesosphere are
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