aerology[er äl′ə jē]
aerology definition by Webster's New World
the branch of meteorology concerned with the study of air, esp. in the upper atmosphere
aerology definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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Meteorology of the total vertical extent of the atmosphere as opposed to the study of the atmosphere near Earth's surface.
- aerˌo·logˈic , aerˌo·logˈi·cal adjective
- aer·olˈo·gist noun
aerology - Science Definition
The branch of meteorology that studies the total vertical extent of the Earth's atmosphere as opposed to the atmosphere near the Earth's surface only. The most commonly studied atmospheric factors in aerology are air temperature, atmospheric pressure, humidity, wind, and ozone levels. Radioactivity and some aspects of long-wave radiation are also studied.