by Laurent Cousineau
The troposphere is the lowest layer of the atmosphere, extending from the surface of the Earth to about 10 kilometres in altitude, on average.Essentially, it is around 10 km high in mid-latitudes, but can range from 9 km in high latitudes to as much as 16 km in altitude in the tropics.Clouds and weather events occur in the troposphere.In general, temperatures decrease with height within this layer.
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