Earth’s atmosphere is composed of a series of layers with different properties. Some of the planets and moons in our Solar System also have atmospheres with layered structures comparable to Earth’s. This self-paced, online lesson provides an overview of layers of the atmosphere – on Earth and beyond!
Click the image below to begin your exploration of atmosphere layers!
Some of the diagrams of layers of the atmosphere used in this lesson are copyright of the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR).