meteorology

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n meteorology the earth science dealing with phenomena of the atmosphere (especially weather)
    • n meteorology predicting what the weather will be
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Meteorology The science which treats of the atmosphere and its phenomena, particularly of its variations of heat and moisture, of its winds, storms, etc.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n meteorology The science which treats of the motions and phenomena of the earth's atmosphere; the scientific study of weather and climate, their causes, changes, relations, and effects. Abbreviated meteorology
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Meteorology that department of physics which treats of the phenomena of the atmosphere as regards weather and climate
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. ; + lo`gos discourse: cf. F. météorologie,. See Meteor
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. meteōronmeta, beyond, eōra, anything suspended—aeirein, to lift.

Usage

In literature:

The facts of meteorology have been thought all sufficient for a solution.
"The Myths of the New World" by Daniel G. Brinton
In the top floor of the Museum building is the Meteorological Observatory of the Central Park, under charge of Professor Daniel Draper.
"Lights and Shadows of New York Life" by James D. McCabe
Stupart, director of the meteorological service.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3" by Various
The dragon-myth represents also the earliest doctrine or systematic theory of astronomy and meteorology.
"The Evolution of the Dragon" by G. Elliot Smith
Without any money of his own, he worked hard on meteorology, especially studying auroras and sun-spots.
"The Boy with the U. S. Weather Men" by Francis William Rolt-Wheeler
A meteorological astonishment lies in wait at every corner of the street.
"Recollections" by David Christie Murray
Then, we meet these priests of Kondaro, who discuss meteorology, navigation, and pilotage with considerable understanding.
"The Players" by Everett B. Cole
HANDY BOOK OF METEOROLOGY.
"Cattle and Cattle-breeders" by William M'Combie
Captain Parry was also witness to a similar meteorological wonder in 1821.
"The English at the North Pole" by Jules Verne
With Sir Richard Phillips he founded a Meteorological Society, but it was short lived.
"A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume I (of II)" by Augustus De Morgan
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In news:

' Meteorological March madness' mostly random.
Hit again, Japan's meteorological agency says a magnitude 6.6 shakes Tokyo.
Wednesday (June 27), the special speaker was Tony Lupo, Professor of Meteorology at University of Missouri-Columbia.
Counting down the days to Meteorology 101.
UK Meteorology Office numbers show Earth hasn't warmed in 15 years.
He was also a driving force in the 1959 founding of the Global Atmospheric Research Program, an effort to gather meteorological data that involved dozens of countries.
Global carbon dioxide levels hit a new record high in 2011, the World Meteorological Organization says in a new report.
WeatherBELL Analytics is a meteorological consulting firm.
All the meteorological models showed relentless sun.
The World Meteorological Organization has announced that the official highest recorded surface temperature was not recorded in Libya in 1922.
Managing Meteorologist Jay Prater was designated as the first Certified Broadcast Meteorologist™ by the American Meteorological Society® in Kansas.
He has earned both the National Weather Association's TV Seal of Approval and the American Meteorological Society's Certified Broadcast Meteorologist designation.
After growing up in the "quiet corner" of northeastern Connecticut, Quincy moved to the western part of the state to study Meteorology.
There are two days left in the second month of meteorological summer.
Member of the American Meteorological Society (AMS).
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In science:

After reducing the signal by modelling tidal, meteorologic and geophysical effects, no significant evidence for the above dependence is found.
A Solar System Test of Mach's Principle with Gravimetric Data
Besides these phenomena which occur at wellknown frequencies, meteorologic effects influence the gravity signal.
A Solar System Test of Mach's Principle with Gravimetric Data
Meteorological data for non-experimental fires were collected using handheld sensors at 1.7 m.
A review of wildland fire spread modelling, 1990-present 2: Empirical and quasi-empirical models
Burn plots 200 m × 200 m were established in 20year-old fuel in flat terrain. A semi-permanent meteorological site was set up 500 m from the experimental plots recording 30 min averages of temperature and relative humidity at 1.5 m and wind speed and direction at 2 m.
A review of wildland fire spread modelling, 1990-present 2: Empirical and quasi-empirical models
In addition to remote standard 10 m and 2 m meteorological stations, the wind speed at 2 m was measured at the corner of each plot and averaged for each ROS interval.
A review of wildland fire spread modelling, 1990-present 2: Empirical and quasi-empirical models
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