By golly! You're right! He did use the internet!KigAir said:He did.
It's been a few years since my Met class with the very odd Dr. John Holley (anyone else?).Occam's Razor said:You know you're in the trope because temps tend to decrease as you get higher.
When that stops, you're getting in to the stratosphere. There is still "air" up there (sheesh!), but now the temps increase as you get higher.
You beat me to it Mike.mar said:It's been a few years since my Met class with the very odd Dr. John Holley (anyone else?).
But let's clarify:
Troposphere: Decreasing temps.
Tropopause: Constant temp.
And *then* the Stratosphere.
The height of the troposphere is mostly determined by latitude. It's quite low (30,000') in the north and quite high (40,000') around the equator.
Do I remember correctly that this difference is due to the centrifugal force from the rotation of Earth...or is that just a silly mnemonic that I conjured up to help me remember that it's thicker near the equator?typhoonpilot said:The height of the Tropopause varies from 65,000 ft. over the Equator to 20,000 ft. or lower over the poles.