the boundary or transition layer between the stratosphere and mesosphere.
(meteorol) the transitional zone of maximum temperature between the stratosphere and the mesosphere
The boundary between the stratosphere and the mesosphere, located at an altitude of about 50 km (31 mi) above the Earth’s surface.
[strat-uh-sfeer] /ˈstræt əˌsfɪər/ noun 1. the region of the upper atmosphere extending upward from the tropopause to about 30 miles (50 km) above the earth, characterized by little vertical change in temperature. 2. (formerly) all of the earth’s atmosphere lying outside the troposphere. 3. any great height or degree, as the highest point of a […]
[strey-toh-vol-key-noh, strat-oh-] /ˌstreɪ toʊ vɒlˈkeɪ noʊ, ˌstræt oʊ-/ noun, plural stratovolcanoes, stratovolcanos. 1. a large, steep volcano built up of alternating layers of lava and ash or cinders. stratovolcano (strāt’ō-vŏl-kā’nō) See under volcano.
noun 1. Charles Sherwood (“General Tom Thumb”) 1838–83, U.S. midget who performed in the circus of P. T. Barnum.
noun, plural strata [strey-tuh, strat-uh] /ˈstreɪ tə, ˈstræt ə/ (Show IPA), stratums. 1. a layer of material, naturally or artificially formed, often one of a number of parallel layers one upon another: a stratum of ancient foundations. 2. one of a number of portions or divisions likened to layers or levels: an allegory with many […]