Physical meteorology

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physical meteorology

A subfield of meteorology generally restricted to that part of meteorology not explicitly devoted to atmospheric motions.

There is no real distinction between atmospheric physics and physical meteorology. Physical meteorology usually deals with optical, electrical, acoustic, and thermodynamic phenomena of the troposphere, its chemical composition, the laws of radiation, and the physics of clouds and precipitation.


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