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 When trying to understand the atmosphere, it is useful to use a standard atmosphere model. The diagram below illustrates some of the properties of such a model: When trying to understand the atmosphere, it is useful to use a standard atmosphere model. The diagram below illustrates some of the properties of such a model:
  
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 The diagram illustrates that properties such as [[:​definitions|temperature]],​ density (how thick the air is in the volume it takes up) and average [[:​definitions|pressure]],​ vary considerably as height increases. The diagram illustrates that properties such as [[:​definitions|temperature]],​ density (how thick the air is in the volume it takes up) and average [[:​definitions|pressure]],​ vary considerably as height increases.
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