Atmospheric scientists find airplane takeoffs and landings can affect the weather near airports.
Feb 21 2013 - 3:30pm
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- Troposphere - The lowest layer of the Earth's atmosphere from the surface to about 11 miles where weather occurs. From the Greek word tropos meaning to turn or mix.
- Stratosphere - The second layer of the Earth's atmosphere between 6-30 miles above the Earth's surface and above the turbulence where commercial aircraft fly.
- Snow - Water that has frozen in a pattern forming flakes.