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  1. stratosphericadjective

    of or relating to the stratosphere

  2. stratosphericadjective

    unusually or unreasonably high

    The hotel charged stratospheric prices for a simple cooked breakfast.


  1. stratospheric

    The stratosphere () is the second layer of the atmosphere of the Earth, located above the troposphere and below the mesosphere. The stratosphere is an atmospheric layer composed of stratified temperature layers, with the warm layers of air high in the sky and the cool layers of air in the low sky, close to the planetary surface of the Earth. The increase of temperature with altitude is a result of the absorption of the Sun's ultraviolet (UV) radiation by the ozone layer. The temperature inversion is in contrast to the troposphere, near the Earth's surface, where temperature decreases with altitude. Between the troposphere and stratosphere is the tropopause border that demarcates the beginning of the temperature inversion. Near the equator, the lower edge of the stratosphere is as high as 20 km (66,000 ft; 12 mi), at midlatitudes around 10 km (33,000 ft; 6.2 mi), and at the poles about 7 km (23,000 ft; 4.3 mi). Temperatures range from an average of −51 °C (−60 °F; 220 K) near the tropopause to an average of −15 °C (5.0 °F; 260 K) near the mesosphere. Stratospheric temperatures also vary within the stratosphere as the seasons change, reaching particularly low temperatures in the polar night (winter). Winds in the stratosphere can far exceed those in the troposphere, reaching near 60 m/s (220 km/h; 130 mph) in the Southern polar vortex.


  1. Stratospheric

    Stratospheric is an instrumental guitar album, released by French guitarist Jean-Pierre Danel in 2000. Several songs from the album hit the web downloading charts, including three #1's. Stratospheric received the Award for the Best Album of the Year 2000 from the Instrumental Rock Guitar Hall Of Fame, and Jean-Pierre also received the Award for the Composer of the Year, for his track “Ballad For a Friend”. Re-released in 2011, it hits the downloading charts at #46 in France.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of stratospheric in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of stratospheric in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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  1. Jason Furtado:

    We know from observations that the Arctic Amplification region is warming at a much faster rate than other parts of the globe( we call Arctic Amplification), the impact of Arctic Amplification is twofold. First, since Arctic Amplification is getting much warmer, when cold air outbreaks occur in North America and Europe/Asia, they aren't as cold as they were decades ago. The second effect( though currently debated in the science community) is that a warmer Arctic Amplification is also making the stratospheric polar vortex weaker on the average.

  2. Adam Scaife:

    Our latest forecasts now show that a sudden stratospheric warming (SSW) is expected in the first week of January which will maintain the chances of colder weather throughout the coming month

  3. Jason Furtado:

    When the stratospheric polar vortex is strong, the jet stream tends to move further north, which keeps the cold air in the Arctic Amplification and allows relatively milder conditions across much of the United States and Eurasia.

  4. Blade CEO Rob Wiesenthal:

    The growth that you're experiencing here in India is stratospheric, the transportation infrastructure has not kept up with the stratospheric growth, and through all our research we have never seen the level of friction in transportation anywhere in the world.

  5. Jennifer Francis:

    We are seeing this more often and there are a few studies suggesting that the melting and warming of the Arctic make these (stratospheric) disruptions more likely than they used to be.

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