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STAR CITY SCENE • View topic - Non-meteorologist's guide to meteorology (for NERDS!!!!!!)
Why do they call it meteorology if it's the study of the atmosphere and not the study of space rocks? Because 'meteor' refers to things in the atmosphere called hydrometeors (water vapor, ice, hail) and lithometeors (non-water things - dust, ash, sand) and how they change forms and interact in different ways to rain on your golf game. It's an ungodly communistic Frankenstein-like amalgamation of math, chemistry, physics, geography, intuition, experience, and gut feelings.
meteorology  weather  guide 
february 2012 by tsuomela
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