Which of the following statements correctly describes the general pattern of temperature within Earths atmosphere and its dependence on altitude?

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    It decreases with increasing altitude in the troposphere, increases with increasing altitude in the stratosphere, decreases with increasing altitude in the mesosphere, and increases with increasing altitude in the ionosphere.
     It increases with increasing altitude in the troposphere, decreases with increasing altitude in the stratosphere, increases with increasing altitude in the mesosphere, and decreases with increasing altitude in the ionosphere.
     It increases with increasing altitude in the troposphere, decreases with increasing altitude in the stratosphere and mesosphere, and increases with increasing altitude in the ionosphere.
     It decreases with increasing altitude in the troposphere and stratosphere, increases with increasing altitude in the mesosphere, and decreases with increasing altitude in the ionosphere.
     It increases with increasing altitude in the troposphere and stratosphere, decreases with increasing altitude in the mesosphere, and increases with increasing altitude in the ionosphere.
asked Sep 20, 2012 in Astronomy by anonymous
    

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It decreases with increasing altitude in the troposphere, increases with increasing altitude in the stratosphere, decreases with increasing altitude in the mesosphere, and increases with increasing altitude in the ionosphere.
answered Sep 22, 2012 by SkyStar ~Expert~ (2,855 points)



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