Gas Envelope Graph


The envelope of gas surrounding Earth changes from the ground up. Distinct layers are identified in the graph, each of which is bounded by a "pause," where the greatest changes in thermal characteristics, chemical composition, movement, and density occur.

The envelope of gas surrounding Earth changes from the ground up. Distinct layers are identified in the graph, each of which is bounded by a “pause,” where the greatest changes in thermal characteristics, chemical composition, movement, and density occur.  More »