Troposphere

What is Troposphere?

Troposphere meaning The inner layer of the atmosphere below about 15 kilometers, within which there is normally a steady decrease of temperature with increasing altitude. Nearly all clouds form and weather conditions manifest themselves within this region. Its thermal structure is caused primarily by the heating of the earth’s surface by solar radiation, followed by heat transfer through turbulent mixing and convection.

 

reference: Glossary – U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

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