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Why does temperature increase as height increases in the stratosphere (15 km - 60 km above earth), when the ozone molecules are most concentrated at about 25 km? ozone concentration through stratosphere

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  • $\begingroup$ Why do you think that ozone concentration and temperature are connected? $\endgroup$ – Jon Custer Feb 11 at 18:34
  • $\begingroup$ UCAR Center for Science Education: "Ozone, an unusual type of oxygen molecule that is relatively abundant in the stratosphere, heats this layer as it absorbs energy from incoming ultraviolet radiation from the Sun." Clearly, I am wrong in some regard. I just don't understand why highest temperature is in molecules significantly above the ozone layer, when the most electromagnetic radiation is being absorbed at the level of the ozone. $\endgroup$ – Ken Kutcel Feb 12 at 18:20

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