stratopause

[ strat-uh-pawz ]
/ ˈstræt əˌpɔz /

noun Meteorology.

the boundary or transition layer between the stratosphere and mesosphere.

Nearby words

  1. stratig.,
  2. stratigraphy,
  3. strato-,
  4. stratocracy,
  5. stratocumulus,
  6. stratosphere,
  7. stratospheric,
  8. stratovolcano,
  9. stratton,
  10. stratum

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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Science 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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