from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The region of the atmosphere above the troposphere and below the mesosphere.
- n. An extremely high or the highest point or degree on a ranked scale: business expenses in the stratosphere.
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- n. Collectively, those layers of the Earth’s crust which primarily comprise stratified deposits.
- n. The region of the uppermost atmosphere where temperature increases along with the altitude due to the absorption of solar ultraviolet radiation by ozone. The stratosphere extends from the tropopause (10–15 kilometers) to approximately 50 kilometers, where it is succeeded by the mesosphere.
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- n. the atmospheric layer between the troposphere and the mesosphere
This year, the temperature in the stratosphere is a little less cold than in 2006.
These nitrogen oxides are formed in the stratosphere from the decomposition of nitrous oxide
The purpose in flying in the stratosphere is not primarily to get as far away from the earth as one can.
Separating the mesosphere from the stratosphere is a transition zone called the stratopause.
Indeed, recent observational findings confirm that “the stratosphere is a major player in determining the memory of the climate system” .
Specifically, she has conducted numerous investigations of photochemistry and of transport processes in the upper atmosphere (that is, the stratosphere and troposphere).
The stratosphere is the next major atmospheric layer.
If, he can find a vehicle like – “The Tin Cup” or “No Way Out” – to skyrocket his career back into the stratosphere, that is.
As I recall the stratosphere measurements show cooling and that in direction at least is in agreement with the climate models.
The next layer, above the stratosphere is the mesosphere, which is colder than the stratosphere, then we could think that the heat pipe system restarted there; however, the gaseous mass in the mesosphere is lower than the gaseous mass of the stratosphere, so we cannot infer a restoration of the heat pipe system in the mesosphere.