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mesosphere Line breaks: meso|sphere
Pronunciation: /ˈmɛsə(ʊ)sfɪə/
/ˈmɛzə(ʊ)sfɪə/ /ˈmiːsə(ʊ)sfɪə/ /ˈmiːzə(ʊ)sfɪə/

Definition of mesosphere in English:


The region of the earth’s atmosphere above the stratosphere and below the thermosphere, between about 50 and 80 km in altitude.
Example sentences
  • If the layers are characterized by the rate at which temperature changes with height, then the atmosphere is split into four layers: the troposphere, stratosphere, mesosphere, and thermosphere.
  • Nacreous and Noctilucent clouds form not in the part of the atmosphere in which we live, but much higher up, in the stratosphere and mesosphere.
  • They will also be able to find out more about the complex waves, tides and other mechanisms that link this region - known as the mesosphere - to the lower regions of the atmosphere.
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