weather map


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n weather map (meteorology) a map showing the principal meteorological elements at a given time and over an extended region
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Weather map A map or chart showing the principal meteorological elements at a given hour and over an extended region. Such maps usually show the height of the barometer, the temperature of the air, the relative humidity, the state of the weather, and the direction and velocity of the wind. Isobars and isotherms outline the general distribution of temperature and pressure, while shaded areas indicate the sections over which rain has just fallen. Other lines inclose areas where the temperature has fallen or risen markedly. In tabular form are shown changes of pressure and of temperature, maximum and minimum temperatures, and total rain for each weather station since the last issue, usually 12 hours.
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In literature:

Prior to the advent of the weather map the world was in absolute ignorance of the laws governing the atmosphere.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 433, April 19, 1884" by Various
At 5:10 the Secretary will bustle in with a briefcase and a map showing the weather areas over the entire United States for the preceding year.
"Love Conquers All" by Robert C. Benchley
The explanation is the Weather Map, which is lying on his desk.
"The Boy with the U. S. Weather Men" by Francis William Rolt-Wheeler
If after this we can get some shellac, we coat the map against the weather.
"At Plattsburg" by Allen French
The weather map must be watched at sowing time to make sure of a moist seed-bed.
"Manual of American Grape-Growing" by U. P. Hedrick
One of the maps shows the actual isobars as they were recorded by the Weather Bureau.
"The Right Time" by Walter Bupp
Maps and weather charts are in the pits.
"Dave Dawson on Guadalcanal" by Robert Sydney Bowen
After all that can be said, however, weather predictions based upon maps are and have been far from satisfactory.
"Nature's Miracles, Volume 1" by Elisha Gray
A glance upon the map will convince any one, that it is with us that the weather is most changeable.
"Popular Books on Natural Science" by Aaron David Bernstein
The weather map fails to indicate what shifts of direction and changes in velocity are likely to occur.
"Wind and Weather" by Alexander McAdie
The government sends out a Weather Map every day.
"How We are Fed" by James Franklin Chamberlain
The Weather Bureau with its maps and barometers follows its every movement.
"Reading the Weather" by Thomas Morris Longstreth
Weather maps prepared by the chalk-plate process are now issued from 28 of the 84 stations which publish daily maps.
"Practical Exercises in Elementary Meteorology" by Robert DeCourcy Ward

In news:

Is the weather radar map returning to Comcast channel 25.
Despite the message above posted last year on Comcast channel 25, the local weather radar map is not returning after all.
Street-level interactive weather map: Clear Lake.
Street-level interactive weather map: Katy.
Street-level interactive weather map: Conroe.
Street-level interactive weather map: Bellaire.
Street-level interactive weather map: Sugar Land.
Street-level interactive weather map: Spring.
Street-level interactive weather map: Cleveland.
Street-level interactive weather map: West University.
Street-level interactive weather map: Tomball.
Weather map, 1:12 pm, National Weather Service, Norman.
This map from the National Weather Service shows wide-spread fog in the region.
Channel 6 Omaha, Nebraska's Weather Maps.
South Central Weather Maps.

In science:

The primary weather measurement correlated with the SHARC II mapping speed is the CSO 225 GHz heterodyne, narrowband, “tipper tau” monitor, which measures the zenith atmospheric attenuation.
The Bolocam 1.1 mm Lockman Hole Galaxy Survey: SHARC II 350 micron Photometry and Implications for Spectral Models, Dust Temperatures, and Redshift Estimation
Bad weather, interception and component failure are the most common factors and the maps in real time looks more like an animation of appearing and disappearing contracting and extracting regions which might not even be circles.
Stochastic Homology. Reduction Formulas for Computing Stochastic Betti Numbers of Maximal Random Complexes with Discrete Probabilities. Computation and Applications
The submaps were obtained by scanning in the Right Ascension direction10 , and an off-source reference scan was obtained after every two or four rows, depending on weather and elevation. Off-positions were checked to be free of emission by making separate 10′ OTF maps, with an off-position an additional 30′ offset.
The COMPLETE Survey of Star-Forming Regions: Phase I Data
Since each map was constructed from data obtained under a variety of weather conditions, the noise across each map is not uniform.
The COMPLETE Survey of Star-Forming Regions: Phase I Data
Still others have attempted to find topological measures of non-Gaussianity, focusing on fixed temperature contours, like the isotherms of a weather map.
Computing challenges of the Cosmic Microwave Background