What does the prefix Strato mean?
Commercial jet aircraft fly in the lower stratosphere to avoid the turbulence which is common in the troposphere below. The stratosphere is very dry; air there contains little water vapor. Because of this, few clouds are found in this layer; almost all clouds occur in the lower, more humid troposphere.
What is another word for stratosphere?
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,” from PIE root *stere- “to spread”) + French -sphère, as in atmosphère (see sphere).
What does the prefix peri mean?
before vowels strat-, word-forming element referring to layers or layering, also stratus clouds, from combining form of Latin stratus “a spreading,” from PIE root *stere- “to spread.”