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The level that marks the maximum height of the stratosphere, at around 50 km. After high temperatures in the upper stratosphere (about 0 °C at the stratopause) temperature decreases with increasing altitude in the mesosphere above. See also atmospheric structure.

Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography.

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