|MadSci Network: Environment & Ecology|
It's seems fairly obvious to me that the atmosphere close to the Earth's surface rotates with the earth, otherwise there would always be a very powerful east to west wind resulting from air resistance (please correct me if I'm wrong about that) But does ALL of the atmosphere move at the same rate of speed? Is the Upper atmosphere nearly stationary, with the lower atmosphere layers twisting inside it, moving at a faster rate of speed the closer they are to Earth? Or does the Upper atmosphere move at the same rate of speed as the lower, so that if it were possible to dye a spot of the atmosphere red, the red spot would appear to stay in one spot relative to the Earth. Thank you!
Re: Does the upper atmosphere rotate with the earth?
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