stratosphere


stratosphere
stratosphere (n.) 1909, from Fr. stratosphère, lit. "sphere of layers," coined by French meteorologist Léon-Philippe Teisserenc de Bort (1855-1913) from L. stratus "a spreading out" (from pp. stem of sternere "to spread out;" see STRUCTURE (Cf. structure)) + Fr. -sphère, as in atmosphère. The region where the temperature increases or remains steady as you go higher. [An earlier stratosphere, attested in English 1908 and coined in German 1901, was a geological term for part of the Earth's crust. It is now obsolete.]

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  • Stratosphere — Stratosphère Schéma des couches de l atmosphère (à l echelle). La stratosphère ( 50 km) ne compte que pour environ 1% de l atmosphère. On considère que l exosphère (observable depuis l espace) s étend jusqu à 100 000 km. La stratosphère est la… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • stratosphère — [ stratɔsfɛr ] n. f. • 1898; de strato et sphère ♦ Couche de l atmosphère située de 18 à 50 km d altitude (⇒ stratopause), entre la troposphère et la mésosphère. ● stratosphère nom féminin Zone de l atmosphère d une planète située au dessus de la …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • stratosphere — [strat′ə sfir΄] n. [Fr stratosphère < ModL stratum, STRATUM + Fr sphère,SPHERE] 1. the atmospheric zone or shell located above the tropopause at an altitude of c. 20 to 50 km ( c. 12 to 31 mi) and characterized by an increase in temperature… …   English World dictionary

  • stratosphere — ► NOUN 1) the layer of the earth s atmosphere above the troposphere and below the mesosphere. 2) informal the very highest levels of something. DERIVATIVES stratospheric adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • Stratosphère — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Stratosphère (homonymie). Schéma des couches de l atmosphère (à l echelle). La stratosphère ( 50 km) ne compte que pour environ 1% de l atmosphère. On considère que l exosphère (observable depuis …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Stratosphere — The stratosphere is the second major layer of Earth s atmosphere, just above the troposphere, and below the mesosphere. It is stratified in temperature, with warmer layers higher up and cooler layers farther down. This is in contrast to the… …   Wikipedia

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  • stratosphere — stratospheric /strat euh sfer ik, sfear /, stratospherical, adj. /strat euh sfear /, n. 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… …   Universalium

  • stratosphere — strat|os|phere [ˈstrætəsfıə US sfır] n [Date: 1900 2000; : French; Origin: stratosphère, from Modern Latin stratum ( STRATUM) + French sphère sphere ] 1.) the stratosphere the outer part of the air surrounding the Earth, from ten to fifty… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • stratosphere — [[t]stræ̱təsfɪə(r)[/t]] 1) N SING: the N The stratosphere is the layer of the earth s atmosphere which lies between 10 and 50 kilometres above the earth. 2) N SING: the N If you say that someone or something climbs or is sent into the… …   English dictionary


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