I have some trouble figuring out the following question:
If oxygen, nitrogen and ozone did not absorb UV radiation, what would you expect the temperature profile in the atmosphere to look like between the surface and top of the atmosphere? Specify the temperatures at Tropopause, Stratopause and Mesopause.
My guess would be that the surface would become hotter, however, I am not sure about the rest...
I would appreciate any help!
This is a strange hypothetical question. Why are you thinking in this way?
I don't mean that as a rhetorical insult, btw. I'm really asking why you are thinking about UV, the atmospheric layers, etc. in this way. Is there a broader concern, question, or issue you have that relates to this question?