47 Meteorology and Climatology
Includes weather observation forecasting and modification.
Meteorology – The study dealing with the phenomena of the atmosphere especially as they relate to weather and climate. NASA Thesaurus, Washington, DC: National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
Climatology – Branch of meteorology that studies the average weather conditions and statistical variations for a specified region over an extended period of time. NASA Thesaurus, Washington, DC: National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
Exhaustive Interest : Earthbound, air, and space observations and measurements of global meteorological conditions and phenomena; weather forecasting of particular interest to, and use by, the aerospace community; and meteorological and climatological satellite studies; unusual global weather systems and climate trends.
Selective Interest : Research and observations not related to aerospace activities, but contributing to a better understanding of weather and climatological problems.
Negative Interest : Routine, day-to-day local weather forecasting.
Input Subjects of Specific Interest
atmospheric boundary layer (climatology)
atmospheric circulation (meteorology)
atmospheric cloud physics
atmospheric energy exchanges
atmospheric studies (meteorological)
catabatic winds (also katabatic)
clear air turbulence (meteorology)
cloud cover analysis
Coriolis forces (meteorology)
diurnal effects (meteorology)
energy exchanges in the atmosphere
fog dissipation and formation
ice cover (climatology)
ice crystals (meteorology)
jet streams (meteorology)
katabatic winds (also catabatic)
meteorological satellite studies
meteorological sounding rocket studies
- radiative forcing (climate effects)
temperature variations (meteorology)