Definition of Troposphere

1. Noun. The lowest atmospheric layer; from 4 to 11 miles high (depending on latitude).

Generic synonyms: Layer
Group relationships: Atmosphere
Terms within: Tropopause



Definition of Troposphere

1. Noun. The lower levels of the atmosphere extending from the earth's surface up to the tropopause. It is characterized by convective air movements and a large vertical temperature change. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Troposphere

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Troposphere

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troponin c
troponin phosphatase
troponins
troponomy
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tropopause
tropopauses
tropophobia
tropophyte
tropophytes
troposmia
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troposphere (current term)
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tropotaxes
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tropylium
tropyliums
tropæan
tropæolin
tropæum
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trossers

Literary usage of Troposphere

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1. 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 ..."

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. ... As a general rule, the boundary between the troposphere and the ..."

3. Physics of the Air by William Jackson Humphreys (1920)
"According to this conception, the troposphere within a cyclonic area is ... Similarly, in an anticyclone the troposphere is mechanically compressed and also ..."

4. The Future of Remote Sensing from Space: Civilian Satellite Systems and by DIANE Publishing Company (1995)
"Radiative feedbacks include clouds, water vapor in the troposphere, sea-ice cover, and snow cover. For example, an increase in the amount of water vapor ..."

5. Planet Geographyby Stephen Codrington by Stephen Codrington (2005)
"The troposphere is the lowest layer of the atmosphere, and it contains most of the mass of the atmosphere, as wel! as most of the dust, water vapour and ..."

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