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Mention the chief characteristics of the stratosphere.

Asked by Topperlearning User 23rd April 2015, 1:54 PM
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The chief characteristics of the stratosphere are:

  • This layer lies above the tropopause and extends up to 50 km above the surface of the Earth.
  • This layer is free from any weather related phenomena.
  • The temperature remains constant in the lower levels of the stratosphere but increases with height.
  • The ozone layer present in the stratosphere absorbs the harmful ultraviolet rays of the Sun.
  • The temperature again begins to decrease at about 50 km and marks the end of stratosphere and the beginning of the stratopause.
Answered by Expert 23rd April 2015, 3:54 PM
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