turbopause


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turbopause

[′tər·bə‚pȯz]
(geophysics)
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Another quantity is gravitational separation; it becomes apparent in the atmosphere above the turbopause where molecular diffusion dominates over eddy mixing.
This altitude coincides with the turbopause: above this level the atmosphere is of extremely low density so that the chemical composition is not mixed but stratified and depends on the molecular masses.