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meteorology

(Encyclopedia) meteorology, branch of science that deals with the atmosphere of a planet, particularly that of the earth, the most important application of which is the analysis and prediction of ...

temperature inversion

(Encyclopedia) temperature inversion, condition in which the temperature of the atmosphere increases with altitude in contrast to the normal decrease with altitude. When temperature inversion occurs, cold air...

World Meteorological Organization

(Encyclopedia) World Meteorological Organization (WMO), specialized agency of the United Nations; established in 1950 with headquarters at Geneva, it became affiliated with the United Nations a year later. It...

glaze

(Encyclopedia) glaze, in meteorology: see sleet .

Resolution Island

(Encyclopedia) Resolution Island, 387 sq mi (1,002 sq km), off SE Baffin Island, Canada, Nunavut Territory, at the east entrance of Hudson Strait. At its southern extremity is a radar and meteorological stati...

subtraction

(Encyclopedia) subtraction, fundamental operation of arithmetic; the inverse of addition. If a and b are real numbers (see number ), then the number a − b is that number (cal...

radiosonde

(Encyclopedia) radiosonde rā´dēōsŏnd [key], group of instruments for simultaneous measurement and radio transmission of meteorological data, including temperature, pressure, and humidity of the atmosphe...

division

(Encyclopedia) division, fundamental operation in arithmetic; the inverse of multiplication. Division may be indicated by the symbol ÷, as in 15 ÷ 3, or simply by a fraction, 15/3. The number that is being ...