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    Clouds form in the troposphere
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    Planes typically fly in the second layer of the atmosphere, the stratosphere.
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    Meteors usually burn in the mesosphere.
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    The temperature decreases with height in the troposphere
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    The temperature increases with height in the stratosphere
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    The temperature decreases with height in the mesosphere
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    The temperature increases with height in the thermosphere
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    The temperature is mainly constant in the exosphere
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    The exosphere is the beginning of space.
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    The thermosphere is where space shuttles orbit
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    Birds fly in the troposphere
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    Most of the atmosphere's water is in the trophospher
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    The Benthic zone covers the entire ocean floor
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    The epipelagic zone (the sunlight zone or euphotic zone, the first 200 meters below the surface) is where photosynthesis mainly happens.
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    The mesopelagic zone (twilight zone or disphotic zone, 200-1000 meters under the surface) is where there is not enough light for photosynthesis, but there is enough light for semi-deep sea creatures.
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    The bathypelagic zone (midnight zone or aphotic zone, from 1000-4000 meters under the surface)  is so dark some of its creature don't have eyes.
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    The neritic zone is the shallow zone just before the continental drop off.
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    The pelagic zone is the entire water column of the ocean.  It's almost everything but the benthic zone (sea floor).
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    The abyssopelagic zone (part of the midnight zone or aphotic zone, 6000-8000 meters below the surface) is where its so dark that some fish emit their own light.
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    The hadalpelagic zone is the deep trenches of the ocean.

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benjaminjasperson
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Oceans and Atmosphere
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2015-04-23 17:49:54
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Layers of the ocean and atmosphere
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