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Troposphere

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The lowest part of the atmosphere from the surface to about 10 km in altitude in mid-latitudes (ranging from 9 km in high latitudes to 16 km in the tropics on average) where clouds and "weather" phenomena occur. In the troposphere temperatures generally decrease with height.

Source: GreenFacts

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Layers of the atmosphere
Layers of the atmosphere:

Source: based on Harcourt School publishers 

Related words:

Atmosphere - Stratosphere

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