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Atmospheric Layers and Temperature

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According to the chart, the temperature of the stratosphere __________ as you move higher in altitude. This phenomenon can be attributed to ______________.

"Standardized Temperature Profile." NWS JetStream. N.p., n.d. Web. 26 Feb. 2016. <http://www.srh.noaa.gov/jetstream/atmos/atmprofile.htm&gt;.

A

Decreases; increased distance from infrared radiation being emitted from the Earth’s surface.

B

Decreases; the cooling effect of the ozone layer on its surroundings

C

Increases; decreased distance from the Sun

D

Increases; the UV radiation absorbed by the ozone layer

E

Increases; increased density of the atmospheric layer