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Tropopause Height

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It is the atmospheric boundary between the troposphere and stratosphere.
The tropopause is the lowest level (about 16 km near equator and 10 km near poles) at which the rate of decrease of temperature with height (lapse rate, usually 6 deg/km) decreases to 2 degree Centigrade per km. The jet stream and fronts introduce complex tropopause structure e.g 'tropause funnel' (a bowl-shaped lowering of the tropopause). The dynamical behaviour of the tropopause plays important role in the vertical transport of trace gases.

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Parameter Units Platform /Instrument Data Products
Begin Date End Date Data Access Doc
Tropopause Height at ground pixel resolution meter Aura/OMI 2004-08-15 Current OMTO3 Y
Aqua/AIRS 2002-08-30 Current AIRX2RET Y
Tropopause Height at ground pixel resolution, global 0.25 deg lat/lon grids meter Aura/OMI 2004-08-15 Current OMTO3G Y
Tropopause Height daily/weekly/monthly averages, global 1x1 deg grids meter Aqua/AIRS 2002-08-30 Current AIRS Level3 Y

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