HyperDic: atmospheric_phenomenon

English > 1 sense of the expression atmospheric phenomenon:
NOUNphenomenonatmospheric phenomenona physical phenomenon associated with the atmosphere
English > atmospheric phenomenon: 1 sense > noun 1, phenomenon
MeaningA physical phenomenon associated with the atmosphere.
NarrowerafterglowA glow sometimes seen in the sky after sunset
air pocket, pocket, air holeA local region of low pressure or descending air that causes a plane to lose height suddenly
atmospheric electricityelectrical discharges in the atmosphere
auroraAn atmospheric phenomenon consisting of bands of light caused by charged solar particles following the earth's magnetic lines of force
cloudA visible mass of water or ice particles suspended at a considerable altitude
condensation, condensateatmospheric moisture that has condensed because of cold
front(meteorology) the atmospheric phenomenon created at the boundary between two different air masses
greenhouse effect, greenhouse warmingwarming that results when solar radiation is trapped by the atmosphere
haloA circle of light around the sun or moon
inversionThe layer of air near the earth is cooler than an overlying layer
meteor shower, meteor streamA transient shower of meteors when a meteor swarm enters the earth's atmosphere
midnight sunThe sun visible at midnight (inside the Arctic or Antarctic Circles)
storm, violent stormA violent weather condition with winds 64-72 knots (11 on the Beaufort scale) and precipitation and thunder and lightning
sunriseatmospheric phenomena accompanying the daily appearance of the sun
sunsetatmospheric phenomena accompanying the daily disappearance of the sun
weather, weather condition, conditions, atmospheric conditionThe atmospheric conditions that comprise the state of the atmosphere in terms of temperature and wind and clouds and precipitation
Broaderphysical phenomenonA natural phenomenon involving the physical properties of matter and energy
Spanishfenómeno atmosférico
Catalanfenomen atmosfèric

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