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the stratosphere

noun [S] uk   /ˈstræt.ə.sfɪər/  us   /ˈstræ.t̬ə.sfɪr/ specialized
the layer of gases surrounding the earth at a height of between 15 and 50 kilometres that is not affected by the weather and in which the temperature increases with height: During the 1980s, the amount of ozone in the stratosphere above Europe decreased by about eight percent.
Translations of “the stratosphere”
in Chinese (Traditional) 平流層,同溫層…
in Chinese (Simplified) 平流层,同温层…
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