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noun as in air

noun as in atmosphere

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Jet streams, fast-moving currents of air high in the troposphere, encircle both poles, helping to push weather systems around Earth’s surface.

Unlike the troposphere, temperatures in this layer increase with elevation.

Head to where the upper troposphere bathes the highest peaks.

Not surprisingly, the troposphere also is by far the densest layer.

To their surprise, Schill and his team learned that, on average, smoke makes up about one-third of the “background particles” in the troposphere, which extends from the Earth’s surface up to about five to nine miles above it.

Here, well above the troposphere, the air was thin and always clear.

Investigators have noted the importance of rain or snow in washing fallout particles from the air in the troposphere.

The dense reaches of the troposphere—the weather belt where storms are born—dropped below them.

At last Ken leveled off in the troposphere, at an altitude of five miles.

In distinction from the stratosphere, the part of the atmosphere lying below it is called the troposphere.


On this page you'll find 41 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to troposphere, such as: atmosphere, breeze, wind, blast, draft, and heavens.

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