outer atmosphere

outer atmosphere

[′au̇d·ər ′at·mə‚sfir]
(meteorology)
Very generally, the atmosphere at a great distance from the earth's surface; possibly best usage of the term is as an approximate synonym for exosphere.
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Co-author Dr Markus Lohr, from the Open University, told BBC News that these contact binaries were stars that orbit so closely they share an outer atmosphere.
Objective: CORONALDOLLS will tackle the long-standing question of the extremely high temperatures in the Sun s outer atmosphere (corona) by taking a modern, progressive approach: forward modelling (creating synthetic observations) will be used to (i) link 3D numerical simulations of in-depth models with large scale computational experiments and (ii) provide observational diagnostics to compare models to high resolution, multi wavelength observations both qualitatively and quantitatively.
The nanoflares rapidly heat pockets of plasma in the corona, the sun's outer atmosphere, to about 10 million degrees Celsius, said Klimchuk.
Max Kennedy, Mark Hyman, MD, and Isha's Visionary Founder, Sadhguru to Speak on Cultivating an Inner and Outer Atmosphere for Peace
Expected to launch in 2018, Solar Probe Plus will explore the sun's outer atmosphere, or corona, for the first time.
In this scenario, the electron affinity of metallic hydrogen in the outer atmosphere responds to charge imbalances, either in the corona itself or on the surface of the Sun, by capturing electrons locally.
Radiation leaked from the facility to the outer atmosphere after workers used fans to lower the radiation levels in the laboratory, it said.
The balloon will eventually expand and pop as it reaches the outer atmosphere, with the technical equipment floating back to earth on a parachute.
The 97 papers here explore such areas as the solar interior and dynamo, the transition region and corona, flares and magnetic helicity, the three-dimensional structure of the outer atmosphere, solar wind and the interplanetary space, and possible anomaly in the current solar cycle.
The project will focus on the solar corona, the outer atmosphere of the sun.
In plain language, they'd like to know why the sun's outer atmosphere or "corona" is so hot.
During an eclipse scientists are able to measure the effect of the sun on the Earth's atmosphere and observe the violent magnetic storms in outer atmosphere of the sun - the corona.