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Any meteorologists here? Need pronunciation help with "troposphere"

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The word "troposphere" is perplexing me this morning. We were listening to Tom Glazer's Weather Songs, and one of them pronounced "troposphere" with a short o in the first syllable. We had always heard it with a long o, so we looked it up in the dictionary. Our Random House dictionary lists it with a short o. The online Merriam Webster dictionary lists it with a long o. Dictionary.com has it with a short o. Why is there no consensus on this?

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