stratopause


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stratopause

[′strad·ə‚pȯz]
(meteorology)
The boundary or zone of transition separating the stratosphere and the mesosphere; it marks a reversal of temperature change with altitude.
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stratopause

The upper boundary of the stratosphere and the one dividing the stratosphere from the mesosphere. See stratosphere.
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Among others, Perlwitz and Graf [4, 5] and Perlwitz and Harnik [6] found that the propagation of planetary waves from the troposphere can be reflected by the stratospheric layers back into the troposphere when the stratospheric background is strong westerly winds [4, 7] or when there is negative wind shear in the westerly wind regime near the stratopause [6].
Then at the stratopause at 55 km altitude the temperature stabilizes.
2012), equatorial tropospheric convective activity (e.g., Kodera 2006), polar tropospheric clouds (Kohma and Sato 2014), and mesospheric dynamics and the breakdown and reformation of the stratopause (e.g., Siskind et al.
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