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    Relief map of southern California

Image courtesy U.S. Geological Survey Flagstaff Field Center.

Questions for thought

  1. How does temperature vary with altitude?
  2. How does pressure vary with altitude?
  3. What happens to balloons at high altitude?
  4. Is the atmosphere homogenous in its composition or layered by the atomic weight of its components?
    See The Atmosphere, Atmospheric Composition

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