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THE OXFORD-DUDEN PICTORIAL ENGLISH DICTIONARY, 1985

Meteorology II and Climatology

1-39 weather chart (weather map, surface chart, surface synoptic chart)
1 isobar (line of equal or constant atmospheric or barometric pressure at sea level)
2 pleiobar (isobar of over 1,000 mb)
3 meiobar (isobar of under 1,000 mb)
4 atmospheric (barometric) pressure given in millibars
5 low-pressure area (low, cyclone, depression)
6 high-pressure area (high, anticyclone)
7 observatory (meteorological watch office, weather station) or ocean station vessel (weather ship)
8 temperature
9-19 means of representing wind direction (wind-direction symbols)
9 wind-direction shaft (wind arrow)
10 wind-speed barb (wind-speed feather) indicating wind speed
11 calm
12 1-2 knots (1 knot = 1.852 kph)
13 3-7 knots
14 8-12 knots
15 13-17 knots
16 18-22 knots
17 23-27 knots
18 28-32 knots
19 58-62 knots
20-24 state of the sky (distribution of the cloud cover)
20 clear (cloudless)
21 fair
22 partly cloudy
23 cloudy
24 overcast (sky mostly or completely covered)
25-29 fronts and air currents
25 occlusion (occluded front)
26 warm front
27 cold front
28 warm airstream (warm current)
29 cold airstream (cold current)
30-39 meteorological phenomena
30 precipitation area
31 fog
32 rain
33 drizzle
34 snow
35 ice pellets (graupel, soft hail)
36 hail
37 shower
38 thunderstorm
39 lightning
40-58 climatic map
40 isotherm (line connecting points having equal mean temperature)
41 0� � (zero) isotherm (line connecting points having a mean annual temperature of 0� C)
42 isocheim (line connecting points having equal mean winter temperature)
43 isothere (line connecting points having equal mean summer temperature)
44 isohel (line connecting points having equal duration of sunshine)
45 isohyet (line connecting points having equal amounts of precipitation)
46-52 atmospheric circulation (wind systems)
46-47 calm belts
46 equatorial trough (equatorial calms, doldrums)
47 subtropical high-pressure belts (horse latitudes)
48 north-east trade winds (northeast trades, tropical easterlies)
49 south-east trade winds (southeast trades, tropical easterlies)
50 zones of the variable westerlies
51 polar wind zones
52 summer monsoon
53-58 earth's climates
53 equatorial climate: tropical zone (tropical rain zone)
54 the two arid zones (equatorial dry zones): desert and steppe zones
55 the two temperate rain zones
56 boreal climate (snow forest climate)
57-58 polar climates
57 tundra climate
58 perpetual frost climate

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