来自拉丁语 stratus,展开，铺开，-sphere,球，层，词源同 atmosphere.
- stratosphere (n.)
- 1908, from French stratosphère, literally "sphere of layers," coined by French meteorologist Léon-Philippe Teisserenc de Bort (1855-1913) from Latin stratus "a spreading out" (from past participle stem of sternere "to spread out;" see structure (n.)) + French -sphère, as in atmosphère (see sphere).
The region where the temperature increases or remains steady as you go higher. An earlier stratosphere, attested in English 1908 and coined in German 1901, was a geological term for part of the Earth's crust. It is now obsolete. Related: Stratospheric.
- 1. This was enough to launch their careers into the stratosphere.
- 2. If oil supplies were ever disrupted, it would send U.S. oil-import bills into the stratosphere.
- 3. Most of the chlorofluoromethanes reside in the lower stratosphere.
- 4. Ozone is formed in the stratosphere and mesosphere by photochemical processes.
- 5. In the early 1960 s a worldwide aerosol band was discovered in the lower stratosphere at 17 - 24 km.
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