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I understand from Subject: Re: where atmosphere layers got their names what the layers of the atmoshpere are and that some layers have decreasing temperature with increasing altitude. It would seem to me that air temperature increases with altitude in the Thermoshpere because of the Sun's particles hitting the earth's atmosphere's particles. These collisions increase the movement of the particles, thereby increasing the temperature. Inform me if I am wrong, please. But what is it about the stratosphere that causes the air temperature to increase with altitude? Nice site, by the way. I saw it in Popular Science. Thank you.
Re: Why does the air temperature increase with altitude in the stratosphere?
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