How are the layers of the atmosphere split up and why?
In this regard, what causes the layers of the atmosphere?
We call this region of atmosphere the ionosphere. The main source of these layers is the Sun's ultraviolet light which ionizes atoms and molecules in the Earth's upper atmosphere. During this process, electrons are knocked free from molecules or particles in the atmosphere.
Secondly, what are the characteristics of each layer of the atmosphere? The atmosphere has 4 layers: the troposphere that we live in near the surface of the earth; the stratosphere that houses the ozone layer; the mesosphere, a colder and lower density layer with about 0.1% of the atmosphere; and the thermosphere, the top layer, where the air is hot but very thin.
Secondly, what is the purpose of each layer of the atmosphere?
The atmosphere is divided into five layers. 1) The troposphere is the first layer above the surface and contains half of the Earth's atmosphere. Weather occurs in this layer. 2) Many jet aircrafts fly in the stratosphere because it is very stable. Also, the ozone layer absorbs harmful rays from the Sun.
Which 3 factors do scientists use to determine the layers of the atmosphere?
The atmosphere has five different layers that are determined by the changes in temperature that happen with increasing altitude.