[ ai-rol-uh-jee ]
/ ɛəˈrɒl ə dʒi /
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the branch of meteorology involving the observation of the atmosphere by means of balloons, airplanes, etc.
(in former use by the U.S. Navy) meteorology.
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OTHER WORDS FROM aerologyaer·o·log·ic [air-uh-loj-ik], /ˌɛər əˈlɒdʒ ɪk/, aer·o·log·i·cal, adjectiveaer·ol·o·gist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for aerology
/ (ɛəˈrɒlədʒɪ) /
the study of the atmosphere, particularly its upper layers
Derived forms of aerologyaerologic (ˌɛərəˈlɒdʒɪk) or aerological, adjectiveaerologist, noun
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Scientific definitions for aerology
[ â-rŏl′ə-jē ]
The branch of meteorology that studies the total vertical extent of the Earth's atmosphere as opposed to the atmosphere near the Earth's surface only. The most commonly studied atmospheric factors in aerology are air temperature, atmospheric pressure, humidity, wind, and ozone levels. Radioactivity and some aspects of long-wave radiation are also studied.
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