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ˈtrɒp əˌsfɪər, ˈtroʊ pə-tro·po·spher·e

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tropospherenoun

    the lowest atmospheric layer; from 4 to 11 miles high (depending on latitude)


  1. tropospherenoun

    The lower levels of the atmosphere extending from the earth's surface up to the tropopause. It is characterized by convective air movements and a large vertical temperature change.

    Etymology: From troposphère.


  1. Troposphere

    The troposphere is the lowest portion of Earth's atmosphere. It contains approximately 80% of the atmosphere's mass and 99% of its water vapour and aerosols. The average depth of the troposphere is approximately 17 km in the middle latitudes. It is deeper in the tropics, up to 20 km, and shallower near the polar regions, at 7 km in summer, and indistinct in winter. The lowest part of the troposphere, where friction with the Earth's surface influences air flow, is the planetary boundary layer. This layer is typically a few hundred metres to 2 km deep depending on the landform and time of day. The border between the troposphere and stratosphere, called the tropopause, is a temperature inversion. The word troposphere derives from the Greek: tropos for "change" reflecting the fact that turbulent mixing plays an important role in the troposphere's structure and behaviour. Most of the phenomena we associate with day-to-day weather occur in the troposphere.

Editors Contribution

  1. troposphere

    A level of the atmosphere.

    The trophosphere is in the upper atmosphere.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 10, 2020  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of troposphere in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of troposphere in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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  1. Jason Furtado:

    In the stratosphere, the polar vortex typically recovers in strength within a couple of weeks of the peak of the event, however, in the troposphere, the effects of the SSW event( e.g., a further south jet stream, cold and stormy weather) can last for up to 8 weeks. So, these events, which can evolve quickly, can have lasting impacts on the winter weather patterns in the troposphere.

  2. Adam Scaife:

    When the stratosphere really puts its foot down, the troposphere responds....

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