[ 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.

Nearby words

  1. micromelic dwarfism,
  2. micromere,
  3. micrometastasis,
  4. micrometeorite,
  5. micrometeoroid,
  6. micrometer,
  7. micrometer screw,
  8. micromethod,
  9. micrometre,
  10. micrometry

Origin of micrometeorology

First recorded in 1925–30; micro- + meteorology

Related formsmi·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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Science 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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