Atmosphere

Atmosphere

Earth's Atmosphere
Earth's atmosphere is a thin layer of gases that hover above our planet's surface. The atmosphere provides us with oxygen to breathe, shelters us from solar UV radiation, and warms Earth's surface via the greenhouse effect.
Layers of Earth's Atmosphere
Layers of Earth's atmosphere: troposphere, stratosphere, mesosphere, thermosphere and exosphere.
Clouds
Learn about the different types of clouds and how they form. Check out cool photos of clouds and try your hand at our cloud games.
Atmosphere Image Gallery
Photos, diagrams, and other images related to the atmosphere, including atmospheric chemistry.
Atmosphere Activities
Educational activities about properties of the atmosphere, including pressure, air quality and pollution, atmospheric chemistry, and more!
Videos about the Atmosphere
Videos about aspects of the atmosphere and the tools and techniques used to study it.
Global Electric Circuit movie

Our electric atmosphere has a lot more to it than lightning and thunderstorms. Learn about Earth's Global Electric Circuit and its connection to Space Weather.