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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


  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.


"Tropopause" is a composition.


tropopause is a cf_surface.

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Global Warming and Climate Change (2008)

by Dr. George Philander, S. George Philander

THe TRoPoPause is the boundary region dividingthe 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 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 previewRemote Sensing and Atmospheric Ozone (2012)

Human Activities versus Natural Variability by Arthur Philip Cracknell, Costas Varotsos

Conventionally, the tropopause is a thin layer separating the turbulently mixed troposphere (where temperature...

Google previewThe Arctic Climate System (2005)

by Mark C. Serreze, Roger G. Barry

Definition The tropopause is the transition between the troposphere and stratosphere (see Figure 4. 1 ). The tropopause can be defined on both thermal and dynamic criteria. The thermal definition is based on the lapse rate. The standard ...

Google previewReeds Superyacht Manual (2010)

Published in Association with Bluewater Training by James Clarke

The tropopause is the upper limit for surface weather effects. Above that, the air is in dynamic equilibrium, with temperatures rising with height and little water vapour. So all our weather actually occurs in a very thin. Fig. 17.2 Earth's atmosphere ...

Google previewInvestigations of the Spatial and Temporal Resolution of Retrievals of Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide from the Atmospheric InfraRed Sounder (AIRS). (2007)

by Eric Sean Maddy

isothermal tropopause is a difficult region to retrieve and that the averaging kernels reflect the case-dependent skill of the temperature retrieval. Using the entire database described in (Gambacorta et al. 2007), we calculated the average ...

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 previewEncyclopedia of the Solar System (2014)

by Tilman Spohn, Doris Breuer, Torrence Johnson

The latter marks the tropopause, defined as the upper boundary of the region where vertical heat transport by convection dominates over radiative exchange with space. The lower atmospheric temperature profile has been measured in detail ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Volcanoes (1999)

by Haraldur Sigurdsson, Bruce Houghton, Hazel Rymer, John Stix, Steve McNutt

In particular, the height of the tropopause is ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Computer Science and Technology (1980)

Volume 14 - Very Large Data Base Systems to Zero-Memory and Markov Information Source by Jack Belzer, Albert G. Holzman, Allen Kent

One is the tropopause, the boundary between the troposphere, which is only moderately hydrostatically stable, and the stratosphere, which has a high degree of hydrostatic ...

Google previewPilot's Encyclopedia of Aeronautical Knowledge (2013)

Federal Aviation Administration by Federal Aviation Administration Federal Aviation Administration

Tropopause—The boundary between the troposphere and the stratosphere which acts asa lid to confine most of the water vapor, ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia of Environmental Pollution, Agriculture and Health Hazards: Nature conservation (2004)

by A. K. Shrivastava

Above the troposphere for 30-40km is the stratosphere, and between the two is the tropopause. The mixing ratios of the main gases, namely nitrogen and oxygen, are roughly the same throughout the atmosphere but the density decreases ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Hurricanes, Typhoons, and Cyclones, New Edition (2009)

by David Longshore

tropopause The boundary zone that separates the troposphere from the stratosphere. Although they are rare, ...

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Scrabble value of T1R1O1P3O1P3A1U1S1E1

The value of this 10-letter word is 14 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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