This is a graph of the temperature profile.
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A Diagram of Jupiter's Atmospheric Structure
This is the temperature profile of Jupiter's entire atmosphere. The horizontal lines indicate the boundaries between the troposphere
, the stratosphere
, the mesosphere
, and the thermosphere
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