417. Weather


See also 27. ATMOSPHERE ; 85. CLIMATE ; 87. CLOUDS ; 246. LIGHTNING ; 345. RAIN ; 375. SNOW ; 387. SUN ; 394. THUNDER ; 420. WIND

aerographics
the study of atmospheric conditions. Also aerography . — aerographer , n.
aerology
1. Obsolete. the branch of meteorology that observed the atmosphere by using balloons, airplanes, etc.
2. meteorology. — aerologist , n. aerologic, aerological , adj.
aeromancy
1. the art or science of divination by means of the air or winds.
2. Humorous weather forecasting.
barograph
a barometer which automatically records, on a rotating cylinder, any variation in atmospheric pressure; a self-recording aneroid.
barometrography
the branch of science that deals with the barometer.
barometry
the art or science of barometric observation.
chonophobia
an abnormal fear or dislike of snow.
climatology
the science that studies climate or climatic conditions. — climatologist , n. climatologic, climatological , adj.
cryophobia
an abnormal fear of ice or frost.
frontogenesis
the meeting of two masses of air, each with a different meteorological composition, thus forming a front, sometimes resulting in rain, snow, etc.
frontolysis
the process by which a meteorological front is destroyed, as by mixture or deflection of the frontal air.
homichlophobia
an abnormal fear of fog.
hyetology
Rare. the branch of meteorology that studies rainfall. — hyetologist , n. hyetological , adj.
hyetophobia
an abnormal dislike or fear of rain.
hytherograph
a graph that shows the relationship between temperature and either humidity or precipitation.
irroration
Obsolete. 1. the process of moistening with dew.
2. the condition of being bedewed.
meteorology
the study of weather and its changes, especially with the aim of predicting it accurately. — meteorologist , n. meteorologie, meteorological , adj.
microbarograph
a barograph for recording small fluctuations of atmospheric pressure.
nephology
the scientific study of clouds. — nephologist , n.
ombrology
the branch of meteorology that studies rain. — ombrological , n.
pluviography
the branch of meteorology that automatically measures rainf all and snowfall. — pluviographic, pluviographical , adj.
pluviometry
the branch of meteorology concerned with the measurement of rainf all. — pluviometric, pluviometrical , adj.
pluvioscope
an instrument for measuring rainfall; a rain gauge.
pluviosity
raininess. — pluvious , adj.
telemeteorography
the recording of meteorological conditions at a distance, as in the use of sensing devices at various points that transmit their data to a central office. — telemeteorographic , n.
udometry
the measurement of rainfall with any of various types of rain gauges. — udometric , adj.
udomograph
a self-registering rain gauge.
vacuometer
an instrument used for comparing barometers at varying pressures against a Standard barometer.
weatherology
Informal. meteorology, especially weather forecasts for radio or television.

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