THE THIRD PLANET STUDY GUIDE 2

THE THIRD PLANET STUDY GUIDE 2 - #4 NATURALDISASTERS...

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THE THIRD PLANET STUDY GUIDE #4  NATURAL DISASTERS  What are their major characteristics? Troposphere: Layer in which we live - Literally, the region where air turns over             Layer in which all important weather occurs             Temperature drops about 6.5 degrees C per kilometer or about 3.5 degrees/1000  feet             Surface to about 12 kilometers (7.4 miles) - Varies with latitude and season   Stratosphere:    Constant temperature to about 20 kilometers and then rises to about 50  kilometers             Above the stratosphere are the  mesosphere  and  thermosphere     Approximately how thick, relative to the Earth, is the atmosphere in which we are  able to live? The atmosphere is a thin gaseous film that clings to the Earth. It is easily   changed   or  polluted.  
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