Definition of Tropopause

1. Noun. The region of discontinuity between the troposphere and the stratosphere.

Generic synonyms: Layer
Group relationships: Troposphere



Definition of Tropopause

1. Noun. The zone of transition between the troposphere and the stratosphere (approximately 13 kilometers). The tropopause normally occurs at an altitude of between 25,000 and 45,000 feet in polar and temperate zones. It occurs at 55,000 feet in the tropics. ¹

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Definition of Tropopause

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tropopause

tropomodulin
tropomyosin
tropomyosin kinase
tropomyosins
tropone
tropones
troponin
troponin I
troponin c
troponin phosphatase
troponins
troponomy
troponym
troponyms
troponymy
tropopause (current term)
tropopauses
tropophobia
tropophyte
tropophytes
troposmia
troposmias
troposphere
tropospheres
tropospheric
tropospherically
tropotaxes
tropotaxis
troppo
tropylium

Literary usage of Tropopause

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1. The Medical Implications of Nuclear War by Fredric Solomon (1986)
"Above the lowered tropopause [heavy dashed line in Figure 3B], ... Consequently, precipitation is confined below the tropopause and most of the remaining ..."

2. A Short Course in Elementary Meteorology by William Henry Pick, Great Britain Meteorological Office (1921)
"The mean height of the tropopause at various taken at the point where the ... The height of the tropopause varies at the same place at places is given in ..."

3. The Future of Remote Sensing from Space: Civilian Satellite Systems and by DIANE Publishing Company (1995)
"If developed, a long- endurance (multiple diurnal cycles) high-altitude UAV would effectively become a geostationary satellite at the tropopause. ..."

4. Volcanic Ash and Aviation Safety: Proceedings of the First International edited by T. J. Casadevall (1995)
"One other interesting feature of figure 4A is that the mass loading increases rapidly as column height increases for plumes that penetrate the tropopause, ..."

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