1902 Stratosphere

The book of science

Tom Sharp

Richard Assmann, Léon Teisserenc de Bort atmospheric sciences


Stratospheric facts

Living in the sky

In the troposphere, temperatures decrease with altitude. Above the troposphere, in the stratosphere, temperatures increase with altitude. Above the stratosphere, in the mesosphere, temperatures again decrease with altitude. And above the mesosphere, in the thermosphere, temperatures again increase with altitude to where individual molecules become very hot but are so widely scattered that you wouldn’t feel their heat.

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