Layers of the Atmosphere
What are sprites and elves? How far into the atmosphere does a weather balloon go? How cold does the mesosphere get? In the Layers of the Atmosphere exhibit, you can find the answers to these questions and more!
Learn about the different layers of the atmosphere and their traits, including temperature and distance from sea level.
Read more about the various phenomena that occur in each layer of the Earth's atmosphere, from elves and sprites to the aurora!
See how dropsondes have evolved over time and discover what they help us learn about the atmosphere.
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