atmospheric phenomenon

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Noun1.atmospheric phenomenon - a physical phenomenon associated with the atmosphereatmospheric phenomenon - a physical phenomenon associated with the atmosphere
cloud - a visible mass of water or ice particles suspended at a considerable altitude
physical phenomenon - a natural phenomenon involving the physical properties of matter and energy
air hole, air pocket, pocket - a local region of low pressure or descending air that causes a plane to lose height suddenly
aurora - an atmospheric phenomenon consisting of bands of light caused by charged solar particles following the earth's magnetic lines of force
condensate, condensation - atmospheric moisture that has condensed because of cold
front - (meteorology) the atmospheric phenomenon created at the boundary between two different air masses
greenhouse effect, greenhouse warming - warming that results when solar radiation is trapped by the atmosphere; caused by atmospheric gases that allow sunshine to pass through but absorb heat that is radiated back from the warmed surface of the earth
inversion - the layer of air near the earth is cooler than an overlying layer
storm, violent storm - a violent weather condition with winds 64-72 knots (11 on the Beaufort scale) and precipitation and thunder and lightning
atmospheric electricity - electrical discharges in the atmosphere
midnight sun - the sun visible at midnight (inside the Arctic or Antarctic Circles)
halo - a circle of light around the sun or moon
meteor shower, meteor stream - a transient shower of meteors when a meteor swarm enters the earth's atmosphere
sunrise - atmospheric phenomena accompanying the daily appearance of the sun
sunset - atmospheric phenomena accompanying the daily disappearance of the sun
afterglow - a glow sometimes seen in the sky after sunset
atmospheric condition, weather, weather condition, conditions - the atmospheric conditions that comprise the state of the atmosphere in terms of temperature and wind and clouds and precipitation; "they were hoping for good weather"; "every day we have weather conditions and yesterday was no exception"; "the conditions were too rainy for playing in the snow"
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It is a seasonal atmospheric phenomenon, a system of strong, high-level winds - called the jet stream - surrounding an extremely cold pocket of Arctic air.
And using observation data collected over five years, a team of scientists led by NASA researchers has understood what causes this atmospheric phenomenon on Jupiter.
Many of the suggested names were inspired by the Southern Lights or aurora australis, the atmospheric phenomenon that produces curtains of colourful weaving lights originating over Antarctica.
NASA has scheduled to launch a research rocket, also known as a sounding rocket, into the sky on June 13 and create colored clouds to help with studying the Earth's ionosphere and the aurora atmospheric phenomenon.
But at this time of year there is a particularly special atmospheric phenomenon to spot - a type of cloud that you can only observe in the night sky.
The atmospheric phenomenon is known as the Lighthouse of Maracaibo.
Both said computer models say an atmospheric phenomenon called stratospheric warming near the North Pole is occurring now.
The hotel's most triumphant moment is the bar, where floor-to-ceiling windows open up a double-height space--ideal for viewing the spectacle of the Northern Lights during seasons when the atmospheric phenomenon occurs.
It is unclear just which atmospheric phenomenon will get the blame for this unprecedented surge in poverty, which comes at a time when the pre-election economic data euphoria was adamant that the US economy was on an escape velocity to utopia," Tyler Durden wrote for Zero Hedge.
The Todmorden area between Lancashire and Yorkshire is well known for strange sightings but they have been explained as UAPs - unidentified atmospheric phenomenon - rather than UFOs.
He said it is an atmospheric phenomenon caused by the rising of sea waves on the eastern coasts during summer.
Such mirages may be nothing more than an atmospheric phenomenon that is as poorly understood as the origins of this universe - but in times past, such a sight in the heavens would have been automatically regarded as an omen.

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