Yesterday on Weather Break, we talked about the highest layer in the atmosphere–the thermosphere. The thermosphere is one of the strangest places on Earth. The air there is extremely thin but extremely hot. Air temperatures frequently exceed 4000 degrees F! The very thin nature of the air and the very high temperatures give this part of the atmosphere unusual properties, and so meteorologists have a special name for it–the heterosphere. On today’s episode of Weather Break, Dr. Jon Schrage talks about the very strange behavior of air in the heterosphere.
March 26th, 2009 · No Comments
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