General Science Atmosphere Flash Card Set 924792

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The Earth's atmosphere has several layers starting with the troposphere which is closest in proximity to the surface. Containing most of the Earth's breathable air (oxygen and nitrogen), it's a region with warmer temperatures closer to the surface and cooler temperatures farther away which results in the rising and falling air that generates weather.

warmer, cooler

In the troposphere, temperatures are __________ closer to the surface and __________ farther away.