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ˌmi ti əˈrɒl ə dʒime·te·o·rol·o·gy
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meteorology, weather forecastingnoun
predicting what the weather will be
the earth science dealing with phenomena of the atmosphere (especially weather)
The science that deals with the study of the atmosphere and its phenomena, especially with weather and weather forecasting.
The atmospheric phenomena in a specific region or period.
Etymology: From meteor + -logy: μετέωρος + -logy, meaning "the study of the sky".
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
The doctrine of meteors.
Etymology: μετεωρα and λέγω.
In animals we deny not a natural meteorology, or innate presentation of wind and weather Thomas Browne, Vulgar Errours.
Meteorology is a branch of the atmospheric sciences (which include atmospheric chemistry and physics) with a major focus on weather forecasting. The study of meteorology dates back millennia, though significant progress in meteorology did not begin until the 18th century. The 19th century saw modest progress in the field after weather observation networks were formed across broad regions. Prior attempts at prediction of weather depended on historical data. It was not until after the elucidation of the laws of physics, and more particularly in the latter half of the 20th century the development of the computer (allowing for the automated solution of a great many modelling equations) that significant breakthroughs in weather forecasting were achieved. An important branch of weather forecasting is marine weather forecasting as it relates to maritime and coastal safety, in which weather effects also include atmospheric interactions with large bodies of water. Meteorological phenomena are observable weather events that are explained by the science of meteorology. Meteorological phenomena are described and quantified by the variables of Earth's atmosphere: temperature, air pressure, water vapour, mass flow, and the variations and interactions of these variables, and how they change over time. Different spatial scales are used to describe and predict weather on local, regional, and global levels. Meteorology, climatology, atmospheric physics, and atmospheric chemistry are sub-disciplines of the atmospheric sciences. Meteorology and hydrology compose the interdisciplinary field of hydrometeorology. The interactions between Earth's atmosphere and its oceans are part of a coupled ocean-atmosphere system. Meteorology has application in many diverse fields such as the military, energy production, transport, agriculture, and construction. The word meteorology is from the Ancient Greek μετέωρος metéōros (meteor) and -λογία -logia (-(o)logy), meaning "the study of things high in the air."
the science which treats of the atmosphere and its phenomena, particularly of its variations of heat and moisture, of its winds, storms, etc
Etymology: [Gr. ; + lo`gos discourse: cf. F. mtorologie. See Meteor.]
U.S. National Library of Medicine
The science of studying the characteristics of the atmosphere such as its temperature, density, winds, clouds, precipitation, and other atmospheric phenomena and aiming to account for the weather in terms of external influences and the basic laws of physics. (From McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 6th ed)
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
The study dealing with the phenomena of the atmosphere including the physics, chemistry, and dynamics extending to the effects of the atmosphere on the Earth
The science or study of the atmosphere.
Meteorology is a very important subject.
Submitted by MaryC on March 2, 2020
The numerical value of meteorology in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of meteorology in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Examples of meteorology in a Sentence
The Bureau of Meteorology and others have predicted another extremely dangerous fire season on the east coast and also in southwestern Australia, if that explodes again, it's going to be very damaging economically and also psychologically. I think people are scarcely recovering from the bushfires last year and early this year. So when you're looking at these regions now, you can see the damage has not been undone.
Our meteorology team is the best in the business, they took a hard look at the weather data and the track of the storm and worked with the flight crew and dispatcher to agree it was safe to operate the flight. And our flight and ground crews were incredible in their effort to turn the aircraft quickly and safely so the flight could depart well before the hurricane threat.
It's one of the simplest relationships in all of meteorology.
The agency will continue these collaborative efforts for any revised ozone standards, including working with California as it continues to explore regulatory strategies and technologies to reduce pollution and improve public health protection, california has faced a uniquely difficult attainment task due to the combination of adverse meteorology and topography, population growth, and the pollution burden associated with mobile sources.
It is not a surprise as the Australia Bureau of Meteorology has formally announced the El Nino since May 2015. Hence, the market had already look ahead into lower FFB production by plantation companies, the net impact to earnings is not expected to be huge, as CPO prices usually increase during the period of insufficient supply globally. Historically, the impact of CPO prices to earnings will more than offset the loss in FFB production.
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- علم الطقسArabic
- meteorologiaCatalan, Valencian
- Wettervorhersage, Meteorologie, WetterkundeGerman
- meteologio, meteorologioEsperanto
- säätiede, ilmatiede, meteorologiaFinnish
- waarkundeWestern Frisian
- sgoil-aimsirScottish Gaelic
- વાયુશાસ્ત્ર, હવામાનશાસ્ત્રGujarati
- légkörtan, légtüneménytan, időjóslás, meteorológiaHungarian
- 気象学, 気象Japanese
- នភាវិទ្យា, ឧតុវិទ្យាKhmer
- 기상학, 氣象學Korean
- weerkundeLimburgish, Limburgan, Limburger
- mātai huarereMāori
- цаг уурын судлалMongolian
- kaji cuaca, meteorologiMalay
- mit'a yachayQuechua
- meteorologija, vremenoslovljeSerbo-Croatian
- meteorologi, väderleksläraSwedish
- khí tượng học, 氣象學Vietnamese
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