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Jupiter's Tropospheric Temperature Profile

This is the temperature profile of Jupiter's troposphere. The temperature becomes cooler with height until the tropopause, or "top" of the troposphere is reached. The tropopause is defined to be the altitude where the temperature is lowest in this region of the atmosphere.

The three cloud decks of Jupiter are located in this region of the atmosphere.

In this diagram, the temperature ranges from about 110 K (-260 degrees) to about 170 K (-153 degrees). (Other diagrams may show different estimates of the range of temperature in the troposphere). Compare the changes in the troposphere with those in the stratosphere.

For a picture showing how the temperature changes in whole atmosphere, click here.


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