micrometeorology


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mi·cro·me·te·or·ol·o·gy

 (mī′krō-mē′tē-ə-rŏl′ə-jē)
n.
The study of weather conditions on a small scale, as in the area immediately around a building, smokestack, or mountain.

mi′cro·me′te·or′o·log′i·cal (-ôr′ə-lŏj′ĭ-kəl, -ər-ə-) adj.
mi′cro·me′te·or·ol′o·gist n.
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micrometeorology

(ˌmaɪkrəʊˌmiːtɪəˈrɒlədʒɪ)
n
(Physical Geography) the study of the layer of air immediately above the earth and of small-scale meteorological processes
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