micrometeorological

micrometeorology

[mahy-kroh-mee-tee-uh-rol-uh-jee]
noun
the study of local and small-scale atmospheric phenomena, usually confined to the physical and dynamic occurrences within a shallow stratum of air adjacent to the ground.


Origin:
1925–30; micro- + meteorology

micrometeorological [mahy-kroh-mee-tee-er-uh-loj-i-kuhl] , adjective
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micrometeorology (ˌmaɪkrəʊˌmiːtɪəˈrɒlədʒɪ)
 
n
the study of the layer of air immediately above the earth and of small-scale meteorological processes

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micrometeorology   (mī'krō-mē'tē-ə-rŏl'ə-jē)  Pronunciation Key 
The branch of meteorology that deals with weather conditions on a small scale, both in terms of space and time. For example, weather conditions lasting less than a day in the area immediately surrounding a smokestack, a building, or a mountain are studied in micrometeorlogy.
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