Earth's layer the atmosphere

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    Post by Leone123 on Thu May 28, 2009 4:53 pm

    The study of air samples shows that up to at least 88 km (55 mi) above sea level the composition of the atmosphere is substantially the same as at ground level; the continuous stirring produced by atmospheric currents counteracts the tendency of the heavier gases to settle below the lighter ones. In the lower atmosphere, ozone, a form of oxygen with three atoms in each molecule, is normally present in extremely low concentrations. The layer of atmosphere from 19 to 48 km (12 to 30 mi) up contains more ozone, produced by the action of ultraviolet radiation from the sun. Even in this layer, however, the percentage of ozone is only 0.001 by volume. Atmospheric disturbances and downdrafts carry varying amounts of this ozone to the surface of Earth. Human activity adds to ozone in the lower atmosphere, where it becomes a pollutant that can cause extensive crop damage.
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    Post by Sanjam on Sat Jun 27, 2009 4:52 am

    Wow! u r cool and the earth too!
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    Post by Puffles on Sat Jun 27, 2009 7:21 am

    Thanks for sharing Leone123. I know that the Earth's lower atmosphere has been really hot lately!!

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