(1964 and 1976) define the tropopause as having a constant
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If you zoom in and look at the surface temperatures, you can see the Greenhouse Effect in action. (Aug 13, 2000 shows this best.) Notice that the surface temperature is less than the atmosphere slightly above. These temperature inversions are common in the morning and typically go away by mid-morning. They indicate that heat is leaving the atmosphere and returning to the surface.
To be clear