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Atmosphere
The layers of gases surrounding the Earth
Permanent Gases
Gases that make up Earth's atmosphere today that stay nearly constant
Variable Gases
Gases that change concentration over time from place to place
Troposphere
Layer of the atmosphere of the Earth's surface where all of Earth's weather happens
Stratosphere
Layer above the Troposphere; Above the Earth's surface; Where the ozone layer is
Mesosphere
Layer above the Stratosphere; Above the Earth's surface
Ionosphere
(Thermosphere)
Above the Mesosphere; Where temperatures can reach several thousand degrees Celsius; Above the Earth's surface
Exosphere
Outermost layer of Earth's atmosphere; Above the Earth's surface; Transition zone between Earth's atmosphere and space!