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Is climate in the troposphere?
In the troposphere, temperatures typically go down the higher you go, since most of the heat found in the troposphere is generated by the transfer of energy from Earth’s surface. The troposphere is the densest atmospheric layer, compressed by the weight of the rest of the atmosphere above it.
What makes the troposphere unique?
It’s thinnest at the North and South Pole. This layer has the air we breathe and the clouds in the sky. The air is densest in this lowest layer. In fact, the troposphere contains three-quarters of the mass of the entire atmosphere.
What is responsible for weather systems in the troposphere?
The uneven heating of the regions of the troposphere by the sun ( the sun warms the air at the equator more than the air at the poles )causes convection currents, large-scale patterns of winds that move heat and moisture around the globe.
Why is the troposphere important?
MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -The troposphere is the lowest layer of Earth’s atmosphere and the site of all-weather on Earth. Water vapor it important as it will absorb solar energy and thermal radiation from the surface of Earth, thus regulating the air temperature.
What is the main function of troposphere?
The troposphere provides oxygen that we can breathe, keeps Earth at a livable temperature, and allows for weather to occur, making it a very important part of the atmosphere.
Does all of Earth’s weather occurs in the stratosphere?
– The lowest layer of the atmosphere is the troposphere, which is where most of the Earth’s weather occurs. – The main difference between the troposphere and the stratosphere is that the temperatures begin to rise in the stratosphere. – The final, and the largest layer of our atmosphere is the thermosphere.
Why are there few or no clouds in the stratosphere?
The stratosphere is very dry; air there contains little water vapor . Because of this, few clouds are found in this layer; almost all clouds occur in the lower, more humid troposphere. Polar stratospheric clouds (PSCs) are the exception.
Why is weather confined to the troposphere?
Weather is confined to the troposphere, because as air rises it essentially stops at the tropopause because it cannot rise within the stratosphere where convection is inhibited. Slides from class show anvil head clouds that spread out with flat tops at the base of the stratosphere. The clouds can t rise any higher.
Why do most clouds form in the troposphere?
All weather-related clouds form in the troposphere, the lowest layer of Earth’s atmosphere. This generally happens when one or more lifting agents causes air containing invisible water vapor to rise and cool to its dew point, the temperature at which the air becomes saturated.