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The temperature decreases as the altitude increases.

The temperature stays constant and then increases gradually at 20 kilometers.

OZONE Concentrated Here

The stratosphere is heated because the Ozone absorbs Ultraviolet radiation from the sun.

The temperature decreases as the altitude increases.

Hottest layer--approaches 2000 degrees C

The temperature increase in the thermosphere because of the absorption of short wave, high energy solar radiation.

This layer contains contains less than 0.01% of all air within the atmospheric envelope.

Temperatures here reach upward to 2000 degrees.

Structure of the Atmosphere

Coldest layer--approaches -90 degrees C


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