Name: _________________________________ Period: ________ Layers of the Atmosphere Instructions: 1. Plot the above data. Using a straight edge, neatly connect the points from the lowest to the highest elevation to complete the line graph. 2. Label the layers: 3. Label the Boundaries: 1) Troposphere 2) Stratosphere 3) Mesosphere 4) Thermosphere 1) Tropopause 2) Stratopause 3) Mesopause 4)Thermopause 4. Neatly color each layer a different color. Be sure to complete the key. Questions: 1. The troposphere extends approximately __________miles up. 2. Satellites orbit in the ________________________. 3. Weather occurs in the ___________________________. 4. Propeller aircraft and commercial jets fly in the ______________________. 5. Do higher altitudes have high or low pressure? 6. Meteors generally burn up in the _________________________. 7. Auroras (Northern Lights) occur in the __________________________. 8. The troposphere is the only layer in which humans can live without using special equipment for existence. Why? 9. The ozone layer is found in the ___________________________. 10. Describe the temperature change in each layer as the altitude increases (answer with increases or decreases). A. Troposphere__________________ B. Stratosphere___________________ C. Mesosphere___________________ D. Thermosphere__________________ 11. Name and describe 2 devices that are used to measure air pressure. 12. What are isobars?