Layers of the Atmosphere
We live in the troposphere, it is the lowest layer of the atmosphere. Most weather happens in the troposphere. The troposphere contains almost all the mass of the atmosphere. In the troposphere the temperature decreases as the altitude increases, the higher you go in the troposphere, the colder it gets
The Stratosphere is the second layer of the atmosphere and contains the ozone layer. The stratosphere is located above the troposphere and below the mesosphere. The stratosphere contains the ozone layer, the ozone layer is where there is more ozone than any part of the atmosphere. The ozone layer blocks harmful energy from the sun
The mesosphere is the layer of the atmosphere that protects the earth from being hit my meteoroids. It is located above the stratosphere. The temperature decreases as the altitude increases. So, the higher you go in the mesosphere, the colder it gets. A meteoroid is a chunk of rock or metal from space. Most meteoroids heading toward Earth burn up in the mesosphere.
Thermosphere, Ionosphere, Exosphere
The outermost layer of Earths atmosphere is the thermosphere.The higher you go in the thermosphere, the higher the temperature is. The thermosphere is divided in two layers, the lower layer of the thermosphere is called the Ionosphere. The colorful displays called the Northern Lights take place in the Ionosphere. The outer layer of the thermosphere is called the exosphere. The exosphere gradually blends with outer space
Into The Atmosphere