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atmosphere

 [at´mos-fēr]
1. the entire gaseous envelope surrounding the earth and subject to the earth's gravitational field.
2. the air or climate in a particular place. adj., atmospher´ic.
3. a unit of pressure, being that exerted by the earth's atmosphere at sea level; equal to 1.01325 × 105pascals (approximately 760 mm Hg). Abbreviated atm.

at·mos·phere

(at'mŏs-fēr),
1. Any gas surrounding a given body; a gaseous medium.
See also: standard atmosphere, torr.
2. A unit of air pressure equal to 101.325 kPa.
See also: standard atmosphere, torr.
[atmo- + G. sphaira, sphere]

at·mos·phere

(at'mŏs-fēr)
1. Any gas surrounding a given body; a gaseous medium.
2. A unit of air pressure equal to 101.325 kPa.
See also: standard atmosphere
[atmo- + G. sphaira, sphere]

atmosphere

the gaseous envelope surrounding a particular body such as the earth, or the gaseous content of a given structure or container.

Atmosphere

A measurement of pressure. One atmosphere equals the pressure of air at sea level (14.7 pounds per square inch [psi]).
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In the middle atmosphere (10-100km altitude), consisting of the stratosphere (10-50 km), the mesosphere (50-90 km) and a part of the lower thermosphere (90-150 km), the zonal wind velocity can reach magnitudes as large as 80m/sin mid-latitudes at an altitude of about 50 km.
Information on these gravity waves and tides in upper mesosphere is considered important because of their potential association with ionospheric phenomena [3-9].
Whether auroral energy increases the temperature of the mesosphere and prevents ice nucleation remains to be proven, but this may also depend on the level of energy producing the aurora.
There are five layers of the atmosphere: Troposphere, stratosphere, mesosphere, thermosphere and exosphere -- all having their distinct function, ranging from forming rain, preventing harmful rays, from reflecting radio waves and averting the harmful effects of meteors.