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[Gr.,=sphere of air], the mixture of gases surrounding a celestial body with sufficient gravity to maintain it. Although some details about the atmospheres of other planets and satellites are known, only the earth's atmosphere has been well studied, the science of
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Mesosphere

 

the atmospheric layer above the stratosphere, having an altitude from 50–55 to 80 km. It is characteristic of the mesosphere that the temperature decreases with altitude from approximately 0°C at the lower boundary of the layer to -90°C at the upper boundary.

mesosphere

[′mez·ə‚sfir]
(geology)
(meteorology)
The atmospheric shell between about 28-35 and 50-60 miles (45-55 and 80-95 kilometers), extending from the top of the stratosphere to the mesopause; characterized by a temperature that generally decreases with altitude.

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The layer of atmosphere lying above the stratosphere and which extends from approximately 30 to 50 miles (50–80 km) above the sea level. The layer is characterized by a decreasing temperature, which ends at the mesosphere, where the lowest temperatures are encountered in the atmosphere.

mesosphere

1. the atmospheric layer lying between the stratosphere and the thermosphere, characterized by a rapid decrease in temperature with height
2. the solid part of the earth's mantle lying between the asthenosphere and the core
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Chemistry and Physics of the Stratosphere and Mesosphere. ISBN-10 1-4020-3824-0, Springer, 2005.
Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ)(Nasdaq: VZ) announced on Friday that it plans to use Mesosphere's Data enter Operating System (DCOS) later in 2015 to significantly improve automation, scalability and efficiency when deploying applications, services and big data infrastructure.
We now discuss changes in atmospheric gravity waves that occur when they propagate upward from the tropo sphere to the overlying stratosphere and mesosphere. We show in Fig.
For ground-based observers, the NLC season ended quite abruptly on Aug 04/05 but the AIM satellite CIPS images show ice in the mesosphere extending quite far southward for a number of days after that date.
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Beyond the troposphere is the stratosphere and the mesosphere followed by the thermosphere, also called the ionosphere because many of the atoms here have ionized (gained or lost electrons and so carry an electrical charge).
They are the highest clouds in the Earth's atmosphere, located in the mesosphere at altitudes of around 76 to 85 kilometres (47 to 53 mi).
The brightness of the arc reveals the temperature and density structure of Venus's middle atmosphere, or "mesosphere," where the sunlight is refracted.
You are now in the strange, no-man's land in between the icy-cold, starlit blackness of space above and Earth's warm, green-blue surface below--a layer scientists call the mesosphere. The temperature outside your cabin is a chilly 200 degrees below zero; the air is drier than the Sahara Desert.
"Above the atmosphere" can be defined arbitrarily as any altitude greater than 100 km, or somewhat less arbitrarily as 85 km, the upper limit of the mesosphere, in which reentering objects burn.
A STUDY OF THE MORPHOLOGICAL DEFORMATION OF LATEX MESOSPHERE MASKS.
"We go very high, up into the mesosphere," up to 50 miles above the Earth's surface, said Bradford, the lead meteorologist on the island.