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        Vertical Structure of the Atmosphere

        Earth is surrounded by a blanket of air composed of nitrogen, oxygen, and argon, as well as trace amounts of other gases. This atmosphere, extending hundreds of kilometers from Earth, protects Earth's surface from damaging solar radiation and plays a major role in water and energy transport. In this interactive resource produced for Teachers' Domain learn about how atmospheric pressure, temperature, and composition are related to altitude.

        This media asset was adapted from Vertical Structure of the Atmosphere by the Oklahoma Climatological Survey.

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