Tropopause

Tropopausen er skillet mellom troposfæren og stratosfæren (12-14 km over bakken). Den er 2-3 km høy, og er den delen av atmosfæren hvor temperaturen er stabil og kaldest (se figur).

De fleste cirrusskyer (skyer dannet av iskrystaller, også kalt fjærskyer) danner og utvikler seg i tropopausen.

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