Definition of Stratosphere

1. Noun. The atmospheric layer between the troposphere and the mesosphere.

Generic synonyms: Layer
Group relationships: Atmosphere
Terms within: Ozone Layer, Ozonosphere



Definition of Stratosphere

1. Noun. (geology obsolete) Collectively, those layers of the (Earth)’s (crust) which primarily (comprise) (stratify stratified) (deposit deposits). ¹

2. Noun. (meteorology) The region of the uppermost atmosphere where temperature increases along with the altitude due to the absorption of solar ultraviolet radiation by ozone. The stratosphere extends from the tropopause (10–15 kilometers) to approximately 50 kilometers, where it is succeeded by the mesosphere. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Stratosphere

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Stratosphere

stratigraphist
stratigraphists
stratigraphy
stratimetry
strato-
stratoanalysis
stratocracies
stratocracy
stratocumuli
stratocumulus
stratographic
stratography
stratopause
stratopauses
stratose
stratosphere (current term)
stratospheres
stratospheric
stratospherically
stratotype
stratotypes
stratous
stratovolcanic
stratovolcano
stratovolcanoes
stratovolcanos
stratum
stratum basale
stratum corneum
stratum germinativum

Literary usage of Stratosphere

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1. Physics of the Air by William Jackson Humphreys (1920)
"in raising the temperature of the troposphere and lowering that of the stratosphere in anticyclonic regions. The above temperature conditions are averages, ..."

2. A Short Course in Elementary Meteorology by William Henry Pick, Great Britain Meteorological Office (1921)
"The level of change from the troposphere to the stratosphere is termed the " tropopause." 114. The Height of the Tropopause.—As a general rule, the boundary ..."

3. The principles of aërography by Alexander McAdie (1917)
"CHAPTER V stratosphere AND TROPOSPHERE 17. The stratosphere and troposphere. The most important outcome of the numerous soundings of the upper air has G ..."

4. Meteorology by Rudolf Gustav Karl Lempfert (1920)
"In the stratosphere the seasonal variation is distinctly less. The smallest value 2'2° falls to the height of 12 kilometres. Above that level the figures ..."

5. The Principles of Aërography by Alexander McAdie (1917)
"i , v cumulus very evident in the quiet tropical atmosphere. cloud near The upper part of the high cumulus clouds stratosphere . ..."

6. The Principles of Aërography by Alexander McAdie (1917)
"The fact that at Batavia the upper limit of the anti-trade winds is at the same height as the base of the stratosphere proves that convection currents reach ..."

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