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Why are there few or no clouds in the stratosphere? Answered


        The stratosphere (STRAT  uh sfihr) lies above the troposphere. It extends from about 11km to 50km above the earth. In the lower part of the stratosphere, the temperature does not change with height. But, in the upper part , temperature increases with height.  At 50km, the temperature is about 7o/c.
         Air in the stratosphere is dry and thin, and there are very few or no clouds.

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KitemanBest Answer (author)2010-09-29

It's the global depression. Even the clouds have it, so they're unable to fly to their usual exuberant heights.

When the economic upturn eventually starts, get outside with the binoculars - some of the livelier strato-nimbus have been known to pull full barrel-rolls at times of financial security.

Rickharris is right - you answered your own question.

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Waren-Neutron (author)Kiteman2010-10-05

such a great answer friend

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lemonie (author)2010-09-29
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rickharris (author)2010-09-29

IS this a question or a statement as you seem to have answered your own question.

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yokozuna (author)2010-09-29

It's a combination of the gravity being able to keep most of the water vapor in the troposphere, as well as pulling down the dust and other material airborne condensation usually forms around.

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