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aerology

[ai-rol-uh-jee] /ɛəˈrɒl ə dʒi/
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
1745-1755
1745-55; aero- + -logy
Related forms
aerologic
[air-uh-loj-ik] /ˌɛər əˈlɒdʒ ɪk/ (Show IPA),
aerological, adjective
aerologist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for aerology

aerology

/ɛəˈrɒlədʒɪ/
noun
1.
the study of the atmosphere, particularly its upper layers
Derived Forms
aerologic (ˌɛərəˈlɒdʒɪk), aerological, adjective
aerologist, noun
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aerology in Science
aerology
  (â-rŏl'ə-jē)   
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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