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The stratopause (formerly Mesopeak) is the level of the atmosphere which is the boundary between two layers: the stratosphere and the mesosphere. In the stratosphere the temperature increases with altitude, and the stratopause is the region where a maximum in the temperature occurs. This atmospheric feature is not only associated with Earth: it occurs on any other planet or moon that has an atmosphere as well[1][2].[3]

On Earth, the stratopause is 50 to 55 kilometres (31–34 mi) high above the Earth's surface. The atmospheric pressure is around 1/1000 of the pressure at sea level. The temperature in the stratopause is -15 degrees Celsius (5 degrees Fahrenheit).[4]

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  1. ^ "Stratopause (Global Warming)". what-when-how.com. Retrieved 2017-05-22. 
  2. ^ "What is the Stratopause". Actforlibraries.org. Retrieved 2017-05-22. 
  3. ^ "Atmosphere | Troposphere | Stratosphere | Mesosphere | Thermosphere". www.weather-climate.org.uk. Retrieved 2017-05-22. 
  4. ^ "stratopause | meteorology". Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved 2017-05-22. 

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