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micrometeorology

[mahy-kroh-mee-tee-uh-rol-uh-jee] /ˌmaɪ kroʊˌmi ti əˈrɒl ə dʒi/
noun
1.
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
1925-1930
1925-30; micro- + meteorology
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micrometeorological
[mahy-kroh-mee-tee-er-uh-loj-i-kuh l] /ˌmaɪ kroʊˌmi ti ər əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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Examples from the web for micrometeorology
  • According to micrometeorology, solar radiation and vapor pressure difference are function of transpiration.
  • Basic instrumentation and measurement for plant environment and micrometeorology.
  • micrometeorology, topography, and fuel characteristics can be used to predict the intensity of fires across a landscape.
  • Effects of face system operation on the micrometeorology of a loblolly pine stand.
  • The maximum limits were established to attempt to prevent the higher winds speeds from excessively modifying the micrometeorology.
  • Locally, micrometeorology and topography also require consideration.
British Dictionary definitions for micrometeorology

micrometeorology

/ˌmaɪkrəʊˌmiːtɪəˈrɒlədʒɪ/
noun
1.
the study of the layer of air immediately above the earth and of small-scale meteorological processes
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micrometeorology in Science
micrometeorology
  (mī'krō-mē'tē-ə-rŏl'ə-jē)   
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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