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A list of weather definitions, terms used by meteorologists, forecasters, weather observers, and in weather forecasts

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Anders Celsius was born in Uppsala, Sweden, on November 27, 1701. Anders Celsius was an astronomer who invented the Celsius temperature scale, the most widely used in the world today. Celsius is ...

Domain: 499558; Category: 510452

The position of the sun during the course of the year as it appears to move though successive constellations. Also, the band where the ecliptic runs centrally through the celestial sphere and ...

Domain: Natural environment; Category: 

A measure of the opacity of the atmosphere, and therefore, the greatest distance one can see prominent objects with normal eyesight. The National Weather Service has various terms for visibility. ...

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The sound emitted by rapidly expanding gases along the channel of a lightning discharge. Over three-quarters of lightning's electrical discharge is used in heating the gases in the atmosphere in and ...

Domain: Natural environment; Category: Climate

Any object that orbits a celestial body, such as a moon. However, the term is often used in reference to the manufactured objects that orbit the earth, either in a geostationary or a polar manner. ...

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Acronym for Radio Detection And Ranging. An electronic instrument used to detect distant objects and measure their range by how they scatter or reflect radio energy. Precipitation and clouds are ...

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The intensely bright portion of the sun visible to the unaided eye; the "surface" of the sun. Reaching temperatures estimated at about 11,000°F, it is the portion of the sun's atmosphere which emits ...

Domain: Natural environment; Category: Atmosphere

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