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James Petersen
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Fundamentals of Physical Geography

2nd Edition
James Petersen
ISBN: 9781133606536
Textbook Problem

By approximately how much does density drop between 0 and 100 kilometers?

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To determine

The approximate drop in the density between 0 and 100 kilometers.

Explanation

On moving to higher elevations, the air mass present above the the air column will be less and hence less pressure is experienced by the air at higher elevations. Rather than becoming dense, the air molecules are free to move as they are more widely arranged.

This implies that with increasing elevation on the Earth, the air pressure decreases...

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