Meteor Words: agrometeorology to telemeteorograph
Words that include: meteoro-, meteor-
(Greek: upraised, high up; in the air; anything raised from the ground, high, lofty; hovering in the air; hence, heavenly body, atmospheric phenomenon).
A branch of applied meteorology that deals with weather and climate in their relation to agriculture.
The investigation of the (alleged) influence upon the weather, climate, etc. of planetary and stellar phenomena, such as sun-spots, phases of the moon, comets, meteors, and planetary conjunctions. This was a branch of an older natural astrology; and the term is often applied to a pretended prognostication of the weather, which is no better than modern astrology.
An atmospheric phenomenon that depends on the vapor of water, as rain, hail, and snow; hence hydrometeorological, pertaining to hydrometeorology, that part of meteorology which is associated with atmospheric phenomena determined by the vapor of water.
1. Any atmospheric phenomenon, now chiefly confined to technical use. Atmospheric phenomena were formerly often classed as aerial or airy meteors (winds), aqueous or watery meteors (rain, snow, hail, dew, etc.), luminous meteors (the aurora, rainbow, halo, etc.), and igneous or fiery meteors (lightning, shooting stars, etc.).
2. A luminous body seen temporarily in the sky, and supposed to belong to a lower region than that of the heavenly bodies; a fireball or shooting star (in the 17th century, also a comet).
3. The brief, bright streak of light that results when a piece of silicate or metallic rock enters the atmosphere at high speed from space and burns up.
4. Applied to other luminous appearances, as the aurora borealis, the ignis fatuus, etc.
5. Blazing or flashing like a meteor; of short duration, passing rapidly (meteoric), transcient.
A small meteor.
1. Of or pertaining to the atmosphere or its phenomena; meteorological, atmospherical.
2. In botany, dependent upon atmospheric conditions.
3. Of, pertaining to, or derived from meteors; consisting of meteors.
4. A figure of speech: transiently or irregularly brilliant, flashing or dazzling like a meteor; also rapid, swift.
Distention of the abdomen or intestines due to the presence of gas; tympanites.
One versed in the study of meteors.
A fallen meteor; a mass of stone or iron, that has fallen from the sky upon the earth; a meteoric stone. Also (loosely), a meteor or meteoroid.
A meteorite is a natural object of extraterrestrial origin that survives passage through the earths atmosphere and hits the earths surface. A meteorite is often confused with a meteoroid or a meteor. A meteoroid is a small object in outer space, generally less than 30 feet (10 m) in diameter. A meteor, sometimes called a shooting star, is the flash of light seen when an object passes through earths atmosphere and burns as a result of heating caused by friction. A meteoroid becomes a meteor when it enters the earths atmosphee; if any portion of a meteoroid lands on earth, it is a meteorite.
There are three kinds of meteorites. Irons contain 85-95 iron; the rest of their mass is mostly nickel. Stony irons are relatively rare meteorites composed of about 50 iron and 50 silicates. Stones are made up mostly of silicates and other stony materials.
—Condensed, and slightly revised, from an article by
Patrick Moore, et al. The Atlas of the Solar System, pp. 406-407.
The scientific study of meteors and meteorites.
A record furnished by a meteorograph.
An apparatus for automatically recording several different kinds of meteorological phenomena at the same time.
The descriptive science of meteors, or of meteorological phenomena.
1. A body moving through space, of the same nature as those which when passing through the atmosphere become visible as meteors.
2. One of the many small bodies in the solar system that become meteors on entering the earths atmosphere.
Pertaining to or connected with the science of meteorology. Also, pertaining to atmospheric phenomena.
1. The study of, or the science that treats of, the motions and phenomena of the atmosphere; especially, with a view to forecasting the weather.
2. The character, as regards weather, atmospheric changes, etc., of a particular region.
3. The study of things in the air.
Meteorology is the scientific study of the physical and chemical phenomena of the atmosphere, especially as they relate to weather and climate. Prior to the last third of the 20th century the term was used primarily in reference to the study of the winds, temperature, clouds, and other elements associated with weather. The term is now commonly used to include all scientific study of the role of the atmosphere in the global climate system.
Meteorologists are now concerned with problems such as acid rain caused by sulfur emissions from power plants, depletion of the ozone layer by fluorocarbon emissions, and global warming believed to be a result of increasing concentrations of carbon dioxide and other radiatively active trace gases.
Meteorologists no longer concern themselves solely with the atmosphere because the various aspects of global change require that the atmosphere, the oceans, and the biosphere be treated as interacting parts of the climate system.
—James R. Holton, Professor of Atmospheric Sciences,
University of Washington.
Divination by the observation of meteors.
An apparatus for receiving and transmitting records of atmospherical conditions and changes.
The pathology of conditions caused by atmospheric conditions.
Illness due to climatic conditions.
Comparatively insensitive to weather conditions.
Abnormally sensitive to weather conditions.
The influence of meteorological events on biological conditions and events, such as death rate (e.g., sudden death), disease incidence (e.g., attacks of angina), joint pain, insomnia, traffic accidents, and birth rate.
1. An instrument for taking observations of heavenly bodies.
2. An instrument for measuring the apparent path of a meteor.
Observation of the stars.
The study of atmospheric conditions at periods in the geological past.
telemeteorograph, telemeteorography, telemeteorographic:
A meteorograph that records electrically at a distance; a combination of telethermograph, telebarograph, and teleanemograph.