aerological

aerology

[ai-rol-uh-jee]
noun
1.
the branch of meteorology involving the observation of the atmosphere by means of balloons, airplanes, etc.
2.
(in former use by the U.S. Navy) meteorology.

Origin:
1745–55; aero- + -logy

aerologic [air-uh-loj-ik] , aerological, adjective
aerologist, noun
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aerology (ɛəˈrɒlədʒɪ)
 
n
the study of the atmosphere, particularly its upper layers
 
aerologic
 
adj
 
aero'logical
 
adj
 
aer'ologist
 
n

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aerology   (â-rŏl'ə-jē)  Pronunciation Key 
The branch of meteorology that studies the total vertical extent of the Earth's atmosphere as opposed to the atmosphere near the Earth's surface only. The most commonly studied atmospheric factors in aerology are air temperature, atmospheric pressure, humidity, wind, and ozone levels. Radioactivity and some aspects of long-wave radiation are also studied.
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