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Definition of the noun tropopause

What does tropopause mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: tropopauses

  1. the region of discontinuity between the troposphere and the stratosphere
    • lexical domain: Natural Objects - nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)
    • more generic word: layer = a relatively thin sheetlike expanse or region lying over or under another
    • part of: troposphere = the lowest atmospheric layer

Alternative definition of the noun tropopause

noun

  1. 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.

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for tropopause

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Global Warming and Climate Change (2008)

by S. George Philander

THe TRoPoPause is the boundary region dividing the troposphere, the lowest layer of the atmosphere, from the overlying stratosphere. Since the tropospheric and stratospheric air masses have rather distinct features, in correspondence to ...

Google previewStratosphere Troposphere Interactions (2008)

An Introduction by K. Mohanakumar

The tropopause is an important meteorological concept. It separates the...

Tropopause is the transition layer between the troposphere and the stratosphere, where an abrupt change in temperature lapse rate usually occurs. It is defined by the ...

Google previewAerographer's Mate: Module 5- Basic Meterology

TROPOPAUSE.—The tropopause is a transition layer between the troposphere and the stratosphere. It is not uniformly thick, and it is not continuous from the equator to the poles. In each hemisphere the existence of three distinct tropopauses ...

Google previewe-Study Guide for: Visualizing Weather and Climate (Paperback) (2012)

by Cram101 Textbook Reviews

Tropopause: The tropopause is the atmospheric boundary between the troposphere andthe stratosphere. Definition Going upward from the surface, it is the point where air ceases to cool with height, and becomes almostcompletely dry.

Google previewStudy Guide for Environmental Science (2014)

by Cram101 Textbook Reviews

Tropopause: The tropopause is the atmospheric boundary between the troposphere and the stratosphere. Definition Going upward from the surface, it is the point where air ceases to cool with height, and becomes almost completely dry.

Google previewe-Study Guide for Environmental Science: Earth as a Living Planet, textbook by Daniel B. Botkin (2013)

Earth sciences, Earth sciences by Cram101 Textbook Reviews

Tropopause: The tropopause is the atmospheric boundary between the troposphere and the stratosphere. Definition Going upwardfromthe surface, it is the point where air ceases to cool with height, and becomes almost completely dry.

Google previewIntroduction to Chemical Exposure and Risk Assessment (1994)

by W. Brock Neely

Continuing the discussion of the temperature changes, Figure 1 indicates that the tropopause is an area of cold air relative to the air coming from below. In the troposphere, the air is warmer at the surface due to radiation. The warm air ...

Google previewe-Study Guide for: Essentials of Meteorology by Ahrens, ISBN 9780495114772 (2012)

by Cram101 Textbook Reviews

Tropopause: The tropopause is the atmospheric boundary between the troposphere andthe stratosphere. Definition Going upward from the surface, itisthe point where air ceases to cool with height, and becomes almost completely dry.

Google previewThe Forgiving Air (1998)

Understanding Environmental Change by Richard Somerville

Tropopause is the boundary or transition zone separating the troposphere, the lowest major layer of the Earth's atmosphere, from the stratosphere, which lies above it. Temperature generally decreases from the Earth's surface up to the ...

Google previewe-Study Guide for: Chemistry : Central Science by Theodore L. Brown, ISBN 9780131096868 (2012)

by Cram101 Textbook Reviews

Tropopause: The tropopause is the atmospheric boundary between the troposphere and the stratosphere. Definition Going upward fromthe surface, it is thepointwhere airceases to coolwith height, and becomes almostcompletely dry.

Google previewe-Study Guide for: Foundations of Earth Science Books a la Carte Edition by Frederick K. Lutgens, ISBN 9780321616784 (2014)

by Cram101 Textbook Reviews

Tropopause: The tropopause is the atmospheric boundary between the troposphere and the stratosphere. Definition Going upward from the surface, it is the point where air ceases to cool with height, and becomes almostcompletely dry.

Google previewe-Study Guide for Geosystems: An Introduction to Physical Geography, textbook by Robert W. Christopherson (2013)

Earth sciences, Earth sciences by Cram101 Textbook Reviews

Tropopause: The tropopause is the atmospheric boundary between the troposphere and the stratosphere. Definition Going upward fromthe surface, it is thepointwhere airceases to cool with height, and becomes almostcompletely dry.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Global Warming and Climate Change, Second Edition (2012)

by S. George Philander

The tropopause is the boundary region dividing the troposphere, the lowest layer of the atmosphere, from the overlying stratosphere. Since the tropospheric and stratospheric air masses have rather distinct features, in correspondence to each ...

Google previewDictionary of Geophysics, Astrophysics, and Astronomy (2001)

by Richard A. Matzner

tropopause The boundary layer between the troposphere and the stratosphere. In the troposphere, air temperature generally decreases with height, and in the lower parts of the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Atmospheric Sciences (2014)

by Gerald R. North, John A. Pyle, Fuqing Zhang

M Dameris, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt, Institut für Physik der Atmosphäre, Oberpfaffenhofen, Wessling, Germany The tropopause is an important boundary layer in Earth's atmosphere dividing the lowermost atmospheric layer, ...

Google previewConcise Dictionary of Chemistry (2012)

Tropopause. The region of the atmosphere which joins the troposphere and stratosphere, and where the decreasing temperature with altitude, characteristic of the troposphere ceases, and the temperature increase with height which is ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Weather (2008)

by Storm Dunlop

tropopause The boundary between the *troposphere and the overlying *stratosphere, normally defined by a sudden decline in the *lapse rate to 2 ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Solar System (2014)

by Tilman Spohn, Doris Breuer, Torrence Johnson

extends from the tropopause near 65 km to the temperature minimum or mesopause at about 95 km (see Figure 14.4). Here, as expected for a region in radiative balance between the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Technical Education

Tropopause Folding Extratropical cyclonic systems in the troposphere can develop amplitudes large enough to allow entrainment of stratospheric air into the troposphere. Such occurrences are called tropopause folding events or upper -level ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Environment and Conservation (2013)

by Michael Allaby, Chris Park

tropopause The boundary in the *atmosphere between the *troposphere and the *stratosphere, which is located at an altitude of about ...

Google previewThe Facts on File Dictionary of Earth Science (2009)

by Jacqueline Smith

tropopause /trop-ŏ-pawz/ The boundary ...

Google previewDictionary of Global Climate Change (1992)

by W. John Maunder

The tropopause is not a continuous surface between the tropics and poles, but is broken at the latitude of the subtropical jet stream and is suddenly lower on the poleward side. These breaks enable mixing to take place between tropospheric ...

Google previewDictionary of Geography (2013)

by Malcolm Skinner, David Redfern, Geoff Farmer

tropopause: the narrow layer within the atmosphere that ...

Google previewThe Facts on File Dictionary of Weather and Climate (2009)

by Jacqueline Smith

The tropopause acts like a lid to convection that occurs in the troposphere; for example, this tends to be the point at which clouds can grow no further. The tropopause is an isothermal layer in which there is no change in temperature with ...

Google previewScience Dictionary (2012)

by Seymour Simon

tropopause transplant (v.) 1. BOTANY. To take a plant from where it is growing and replant it somewhere else. 2. BIOLOGY, MEDICINE . To remove an organ or tissues from a person or an animal and transfer it into another person or animal.

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