Few chemical compounds make it up to such altitudes and the tropopause traps most of them. However these layers are of some importance for life on Earth, since they hold back the highly energetic part of the sunlight, which would cause major damages if reaching the Earth. The stratosphere, including the ozone layer, is the lowest and most prominent layer of the higher atmosphere.
1. Basic understanding and observation of the mid atmosphere
- Layers of the atmosphere and changes in meteorological parameters
- Composition of the stratosphere and mixing ratios
- Techniques for measurement and observations
* Worksheet 1: atmospheric layers
* Worksheet 2: weather researchers quiz