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butterflies

Overview page. Subjects: Meteorology and Climatology — History of the Americas.

Often taken as the type of a fragile and ephemeral creature (as in break of Chancery).

butterfly effect the effect of a very small change in the initial conditions of a system...

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dew pond

Overview page. Subjects: Meteorology and Climatology — Arts and Humanities.

[MC]

A specially constructed pond with a watertight lining of puddled clay mixed with straw. These ponds were built to maintain a supply of water on permeable rocks such as chalk...

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growler

Overview page. Subjects: Meteorology and Climatology — Maritime History.

A piece of low-lying ice floating in the sea in high northern or southern latitudes. It is difficult to see from a ship approaching it because of its dark colour. Growlers are formed of...

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lidar

Overview page. Subjects: Archaeology — Meteorology and Climatology.

[Te]

Short for Light Detection and Ranging. LiDAR survey uses the well‐established principle of measuring distance by calculating the time taken by a pulse of light to reach a...

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loom

Overview page. Subjects: Meteorology and Climatology — Maritime History.

1 See oar.

2 An effect of refraction in a light fog at sea which makes objects look larger than they are. ‘That ship looms large’, the dim outline of a...

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meteorology

Overview page. Subjects: History — Meteorology and Climatology.

The study and science of all aspects of the atmosphere—weather and climate—aiming to understand the physical and chemical nature of the atmosphere, its dynamical behaviour, and its complex...

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North America

Overview page. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945) — Meteorology and Climatology.

North America extends in latitude from the tropics to the Arctic, and it ranges in elevation from below sea level to more than 6 kilometers above. There are large inland ...

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Robert Fitzroy

Overview page. Subjects: Maritime History — Meteorology and Climatology.

(1805–65),

British naval officer who is, perhaps, best remembered for the voyage of the Beagle, 1831–6, in which he was accompanied by the naturalist Charles Darwin. After working...

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synoptic chart

Overview page. Subjects: Maritime History — Meteorology and Climatology.

A weather chart on which the isobars derived from a large number of weather station reports are drawn to provide a full picture of the position, shape, size, and depth of the various...

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thunderbolt

Overview page. Subjects: Meteorology and Climatology — Architecture.

A supposed bolt or shaft believed to be the destructive agent in a lightning flash, especially as an attribute of a god such as Jupiter or Thor.

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