What would the thermometer read if... (read on)

Discussion in 'Earth Science' started by pluto2, Dec 23, 2010.

  1. pluto2 Registered Senior Member

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    I think this is more of an atmospheric science question.

    Lets just imagine that a mountain as 8500 kilometers high was located somewhere near Vostok station in Antarctica or maybe somewhere very close to the north pole.

    If you could make it to the top of that mountain, meaning 8500 km above sea level, what temperature do you think the electronic thermometer would read? Would it read below -100 degrees celcius?
     
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  3. Captain Kremmen All aboard, me Hearties! Valued Senior Member

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    Nice Graph. But only goes up to 120km
    At 50km you wouldn't need to wear a jacket.
    But, being just above the ozone layer, a pair of good sunglasses would be necessary.
    Could people live at 50 kilometers inside huge floating geodomes?

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    At 8500km you'd be in deep outer space.
    It wouldn't matter whether you were at the pole or the equator.
    3K isn't it?
     
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  5. Captain Kremmen All aboard, me Hearties! Valued Senior Member

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    Note: Highest height achieved by a balloon is just over 50km.
    Could we grow crops in balloons, then pull them down with a string?
     
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  7. Captain Kremmen All aboard, me Hearties! Valued Senior Member

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    Was this a homework question?
    If so, tell me what my mark was.
     
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