from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The science that deals with the phenomena of the atmosphere, especially weather and weather conditions.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The science that deals with the study of the atmosphere and its phenomena, especially with weather and weather forecasting.
- n. The atmospheric phenomena in a specific region or period.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The science which treats of the atmosphere and its phenomena, particularly of its variations of heat and moisture, of its winds, storms, etc.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The science which treats of the motions and phenomena of the earth's atmosphere; the scientific study of weather and climate, their causes, changes, relations, and effects. Abbreviated meteorology
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. predicting what the weather will be
- n. the earth science dealing with phenomena of the atmosphere (especially weather)
Ms Simpson was the first woman to receive a PhD in meteorology and has authored more than 190 studies.
The equivalent entry criteria for climate models would be a degree in meteorology or atmospheric physics, and many years experience in climate research.
Masters, who holds a Ph.D. in meteorology, told Yale Climate he has received hundreds of "hate e-mails" due to his views on the issue.
I am a scientist of sorts, and also a police officer so I know the value of an evidence base (ha), but not an expert in meteorology and climate studies and so read what they say.
I have no background in meteorology, though I have been obsessed with weather all my life and have written about it extensively in previous books and articles.
Paul Knight is climatologist for the state of Pennsylvania, senior lecturer in meteorology at Penn State and host of the public television show, "Weather World."
I think the reason religious people tend to be more resistant to evolution that to, say, meteorology is that naturalistic explanations of the basic nature and origin of human beings are far more different to reconcile with most religious worldviews than a naturalistic explanation of things like the weather. razib
Joanne Simpson, the world's first woman to receive a Ph.D. in meteorology, expressed relief upon her retirement last year that she was finally free to speak "frankly" of her nonbelief.
OK, most of us don't have degrees in meteorology and certificates in storm prognostication, but you don't have to be Nash Roberts to know that when something is simultaneously referred to as the Cone of Uncertainty and the Cone of Probability, something ain't quite right.
However, since the sky has no brain, the understanding of meteorology is not at all advanced by seeking brains and neurotransmitters among the clouds.