[ mez-uh-pawz, mes-, mee-zuh-, -suh- ]
/ ˈmɛz əˌpɔz, ˈmɛs-, ˈmi zə-, -sə- /
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British Dictionary definitions for mesopause
/ (ˈmɛsəʊˌpɔːz) /
meteorol the zone of minimum temperature between the mesosphere and the thermosphere
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Scientific definitions for mesopause
[ mĕz′ə-pôz′ ]
The boundary between the upper mesosphere and the lower thermosphere, approximately 80 km (50 mi) above the Earth's surface. It is the site of the coldest temperatures in the Earth's atmosphere, with temperatures of -100°C (-148°F).
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