Layers of the Atmosphere Question # 5 and Composition of the Atmosphere Questions # 1-2

5. How do changes in temperature in the atmosphere differ from changes in pressure?

The atmosphere has four layers, the name of the layers are the troposphere, stratosphere, mesosphere, and thermosphere. The higher you go into the atmosphere the temperature will drop depending on what layer in the atmosphere you are in.

Pressure decreases as altitude increases, while temperature will vary depending on each layer.

1. List the 3 most abundant gases in the atmosphere from most to least abundant.

The 3 most abundant gases in the atmosphere from most to least abundant are Nitrogen, Oxygen, and Argon.

2. Why do you think water vapor is not included in the pie graph?

Water vapor varies greatly, depending on location, season, and time of day.

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