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What is the atmosphere?
a mixture of gas molecules, microscopically small suspended particles of solid and liquid, and falling precipitation
What is meteorology?
the study of the atmosphere and the processes that cause "weather"
What is weather?
short-term phenomena, such as temperature, humidity, wind conditions, amount and type of cloud cover, and presence/absence of precipitation
What is climate?
long-term patterns
What is the upper limit of the atmosphere?
60 miles, or 100 km, estimated