stratopause

[ strat-uh-pawz ]
/ ˈstræt əˌpɔz /

noun Meteorology.

the boundary or transition layer between the stratosphere and mesosphere.

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Origin of stratopause

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British Dictionary definitions for stratopause

stratopause
/ (ˈstrætəˌpɔːz) /

noun

meteorol the transitional zone of maximum temperature between the stratosphere and the mesosphere
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Scientific definitions for stratopause

stratopause
[ strătə-pôz′ ]

The boundary between the stratosphere and the mesosphere, located at an altitude of about 50 km (31 mi) above the Earth's surface.
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