How is our Atmosphere constructed?
Our Atmosphere is divided into different sections as follows:
– the Troposphere
→ Sea Level to ~ 20.000 ft at the poles and to ~65.000 ft (where most flying takes place and where weather develops)
-> temperature decreases with height.
– Tropopause at 36.000 ft
→ 66.000 ft to 160.000 ft (some flying takes place at the lower levels of this level; weather is not a factor here anymore
temperature becomes slightly warmer again towards the end of this layer)
→ air cools down again
→ air gradually warms again to above 0 degrees Celsius.