[ mahy-kroh-mee-tee-uh-rol-uh-jee ]
/ ˌmaɪ kroʊˌmi ti əˈrɒl ə dʒi /


the study of local and small-scale atmospheric phenomena, usually confined to the physical and dynamic occurrences within a shallow stratum of air adjacent to the ground.

Origin of micrometeorology

First recorded in 1925–30; micro- + meteorology

OTHER WORDS FROM micrometeorology

mi·cro·me·te·or·o·log·i·cal [mahy-kroh-mee-tee-er-uh-loj-i-kuh l] /ˌmaɪ kroʊˌmi ti ər əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for micrometeorology

/ (ˌmaɪkrəʊˌmiːtɪəˈrɒlədʒɪ) /


the study of the layer of air immediately above the earth and of small-scale meteorological processes
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Scientific definitions for micrometeorology

[ mī′krō-mē′tē-ə-rŏlə-jē ]

The branch of meteorology that deals with weather conditions on a small scale, both in terms of space and time. For example, weather conditions lasting less than a day in the area immediately surrounding a smokestack, a building, or a mountain are studied in micrometeorology.
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