meteorology

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(meteorology) the horizontal transfer of heat or other atmospheric properties advection
meteorology of the total extent of the atmosphere; especially the upper layers aerology
(meteorology) winds spiraling outward from a high-pressure center; circling clockwise in the northern hemisphere and counterclockwise in the southern anticyclone
(meteorology) a unit of pressure equal to a million dynes per square centimeter bar
(meteorology) altitude of the lowest layer of clouds ceiling
meteorology of climates and their phenomena climatology
(meteorology) the vertical movement of heat or other properties by massive motion within the atmosphere convection
(meteorology) rapid inward circulation of air masses about a low-pressure center; circling counterclockwise in the northern hemisphere and clockwise in the southern cyclone
English scientist (cousin of Charles Darwin) who explored many fields: heredity, meteorology, statistics, psychology, anthropology; founder of eugenics and first to use fingerprints for identification (1822-1911) Francis Galton , Galton , Sir Francis Galton
(meteorology) the atmospheric phenomenon created at the boundary between two different air masses front
(meteorology)an isogram connecting points having equal barometric pressure at a given time isobar
(meteorology) an isogram connecting points having the same temperature at a given time isotherm
branch of meteorology that studies clouds and cloud formation nephology
(meteorology) a composite front when colder air surrounds a mass of warm air and forces it aloft occluded front , occlusion
(meteorology) a map showing the principal meteorological elements at a given time and over an extended region weather chart , weather map
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