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-In meteorology, the measure of a height of an airborne object in respect to a constant pressure surface or above mean sea level.+In '''[[meteorology]]''', the measure of a height of an airborne object in respect to a constant pressure surface or above '''[[mean sea level]]'''.
-----+Vertical distance measurements in the "down" direction are commonly referred to as depth.
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 +The Earth's atmosphere is divided into several altitude regions:[3]
 +*Troposphere — surface to 8000 m / 5 miles at poles – 18,000 m / 11 miles at equator, ending at the Tropopause.
 +*Stratosphere — Troposphere to 50 km /31 miles
 +*Mesosphere — Stratosphere to 85 km /53 miles
 +*Thermosphere — Mesosphere to 675 km / 420 miles
 +*Exosphere — Thermosphere to 10,000 km /6200 miles
 + 
 +== Also see ==
-Also see 
* '''[[Vertical drop]]''' * '''[[Vertical drop]]'''
*'''[[Global Positioning System]]''' *'''[[Global Positioning System]]'''
*'''[[latitude]]''' *'''[[latitude]]'''
*'''[[longitude]]''' *'''[[longitude]]'''
 +*'''[[Zenith]]'''
 +*'''[[Height]]'''
 +*'''[[Alpine permafrost]]'''
 +*'''[[Mountain Glossary]]'''
 +*'''[[Landform]]'''
 +*'''[[Ice field]]'''
 +*'''[[Above sea level]]'''
 +*'''[[Isotherm]]'''
 +*'''[[Alpine climate]]'''
 +
 +== Reference ==
 +
 +*Wikipedia ''Altitude'' [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Altitude]
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In meteorology, the measure of a height of an airborne object in respect to a constant pressure surface or above mean sea level.

Vertical distance measurements in the "down" direction are commonly referred to as depth.

The Earth's atmosphere is divided into several altitude regions:[3]

  • Troposphere — surface to 8000 m / 5 miles at poles – 18,000 m / 11 miles at equator, ending at the Tropopause.
  • Stratosphere — Troposphere to 50 km /31 miles
  • Mesosphere — Stratosphere to 85 km /53 miles
  • Thermosphere — Mesosphere to 675 km / 420 miles
  • Exosphere — Thermosphere to 10,000 km /6200 miles

[edit] Also see

[edit] Reference

  • Wikipedia Altitude [1]

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