atmospheric state


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Noun1.atmospheric state - the weather or climate at some placeatmospheric state - the weather or climate at some place; "the atmosphere was thick with fog"
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"
air mass - a large body of air with uniform characteristics horizontally
anticyclone - (meteorology) winds spiraling outward from a high pressure center; circling clockwise in the northern hemisphere and counterclockwise in the southern
cyclone - (meteorology) rapid inward circulation of air masses about a low pressure center; circling counterclockwise in the northern hemisphere and clockwise in the southern
fogginess, murk, murkiness, fog - an atmosphere in which visibility is reduced because of a cloud of some substance
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It reviews the key model and diagnostic equations, then discusses concepts based on partitioning the fields of the atmospheric state variables into a basic flow component and perturbation component, including the most often used reduced forms of the atmospheric governing equations, atmospheric wave dynamics, atmospheric instabilities, and atmospheric energetics; how the continuous governing equations can be turned into the spatially and temporally discretized equations of the numerical models; and atmospheric data assimilation.
The atmospheric state parameters are determined at 31 or 40 hybrid levels (pressure-and-altitude).
Modeling studies have shown that there are clear seasonal and local time variations in infrasound propagation characteristics that are directly correlated with changes in atmospheric state.
These experiences led to his conclusion several years later that using aircraft to collect various atmospheric state variable data, in addition to ground-based instruments, was fundamental to furthering weather research--a novel idea at the time.
Measurement Ny- Category Alert Barrow Cherskii Eureka Alesund Aerosol 9 22 0 3 7 Atmospheric State 6 72 2 3 5 Cloud Properties 1 1 17 0 7 2 Cryosphere 0 51 2 1 0 Greenhouse Gas 35 91 1 6 17 Ozone 8 10 0 10 13 POPs 0 0 0 0 1 Precipitation 0 0 0 0 29 Chemistry Radiometric 5 50 2 7 2 Reactive Gas 25 24 0 14 38 Surface Properties 0 99 5 4 0 Measurement Pallas- Station Category Sodankyla Nord Summit Tiksi Aerosol 13 0 7 9 Atmospheric State 6 3 11 9 Cloud Properties 1 0 16 3 Cryosphere 0 0 1 2 Greenhouse Gas 15 0 54 14 Ozone 12 0 10 6 POPs 7 0 0 0 Precipitation 2 0 0 0 Chemistry Radiometric 3 0 23 10 Reactive Gas 51 0 19 1 Surface Properties 0 0 0 8 Fig.
These measurements can be used to supply ancillary information on the atmospheric state and to validate the profiles retrieved from the REFIR-PAD spectra (see section "Initial results").
Although major research challenges remain, scientists have made considerable progress in developing mathematical techniques to integrate these observations into snapshots of the land surface and atmospheric state at any given time.

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