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This electronic version of the second edition of the Glossary of Meteorology is a living document and meant to be periodically updated as terms in our field evolve. To that end, AMS has established a Chief Editor for the Glossary who is responsible for updating/revising existing terms and adding new terms. Learn more about the Glossary and current Editorial Board.

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