Layers of the Atmosphere

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.

Layers of the Atmosphere full exhibit