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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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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 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 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 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 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 previewBoatswain's Mate 3 & 2 (1964)

by United States. Bureau of Naval Personnel

(The tropopause is the imaginary dividing line between the troposphere and the stratosphere.) Temperature in the stratosphere remains fairly constant at -67 °F. Only in the troposphere is weather, as we know it, present. Air in this zone ...

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 previewAtmosphere, Clouds, and Climate (2012)

by David Randall

Above the tropopause is the stratosphere. it is meteorologically quiet, compared to the troposphere. A distinctive property of the stratosphere is that the temperature generally increases upward there, as can be seen in Figure 1.1. The upward ...

Google previewe-Study Guide for: Lightning: Physics and Effects (2012)

Earth sciences, Earth sciences by Cram101 Textbook Reviews

More formally, the tropopause is the region of the atmosphere where the environmental lapse rate changes from positive, as it behaves in the troposphere, tothe stratospheric negative one. Snell's law: In optics and physics, Snell's law is a ...

Google previewTundra (2006)

by Peter D. Moore

Just above the tropopause is the stratosphere, and this layer extends up to a height of about 31 miles (50 km). The stratosphere contains significant quantities of ozone, and this gas has properties that are of particular importance to the polar ...

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 previewClimate Change (2004)

A Natural Hazard by William Kininmonth

The tropopause is the boundary between the troposphere and the stratosphere. The troposphere makes up about 90 percent of the atmosphere mass and is the layer above the earth's surface where weather systems are active. The overlying ...

Google previewGreen Energy (2011)

An A-to-Z Guide by Dustin Mulvaney

The tropopause is a boundary region in the atmosphere between the troposphere and the stratosphere. The change is computed on the basis of “ unperturbed” values, as defined by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

Google previewGround-Based Microwave Radiometry and Remote Sensing (2013)

Methods and Applications by Pranab Kumar Karmakar

The tropopause is the thin layer that divides the troposphere and stratosphere. It occurs at about 8 km ...

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 previewHurricanes of the North Atlantic: Climate and Society (1999)

by James B. Elsner, A. Birol Kara

" The tropopause is a layer of air on top of the troposphere where temperatures are nearly uniform with height. '"This energy was first formulated by Joseph Black in ...

Google previewMemoirs of Egotism (1975)

by Stendhal

The atmosphere for about 20 mi above the tropopause is the stratosphere, where the temperature generally increases with height except at high latitudes in winter. • The stratosphere also contains ozone, which prevents ultraviolet rays from ...

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 previewEncyclopedia of Atmospheric Sciences (2014)

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

The instantaneous tropopause is a highly convoluted surface with an overall poleward–downward slope, so that the white areas inFigure 2 are in the troposphere and the main colored areas are in the stratosphere. Airborne measuring ...

Google previewPotential Impacts of Climate Change on U.S. Transportation (2008)

by National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Climate Change and U.S. Transportation

The tropopause is the boundary between the troposphere and the stratosphere, represented by a rather abrupt change from decreasing to increasing temperature with height ...

Google previewModelling the Flying Bird (2008)

by C.J. Pennycuick

the tropopause is an isothermal zone, the stratosphere, where the temperature remains at À56.5 C, although the pressure and density continue to decrease with height. Bird flight is essentially confined to the lower half of the troposphere.

Google previewProfessional Helicopter Pilot Studies (2007)

by Croucher Phil

So, underneath the tropopause is the troposphere, and above it is the stratosphere, where the temperature remains relatively constant with height, although you can detect a gradual increase above 20 km because it is heated by ozone that ...

Google previewInstrument Flying Handbook (2008)

by Federal Aviation Administration

The tropopause is the thin layer between the troposphere and the stratosphere. It varies in both thickness and altitude but is generally defined ...

Google previewPrinciples of Planetary Climate (2010)

by Raymond T. Pierrehumbert

words, the main reason the Earth's present tropical tropopause is higher in altitude than the midlatitude tropopause is that the tropical lapse rate is weaker, owing to the greater influence of moisture for Earthlike tropical temperatures.

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