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micrometeorology

[ mahy-kroh-mee-tee-uh-rol-uh-jee ]

noun

  1. 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.


micrometeorology

/ ˌmaɪkrəʊˌmiːtɪəˈrɒlədʒɪ /

noun

  1. the study of the layer of air immediately above the earth and of small-scale meteorological processes


micrometeorology

/ mī′krō-mē′tē-ə-rŏlə-jē /

  1. 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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  • mi·cro·me·te·or·o·log·i·cal [mahy-kroh-mee-tee-er-, uh, -, loj, -i-k, uh, l], adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of micrometeorology1

First recorded in 1925–30; micro- + meteorology

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