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chaff

Overview page. Subjects: Meteorology and Climatology — Warfare and Defence.

Extremely fine ribbons or wires of metal, metallized glass fibre, or plastic that act as passive radar reflectors. Clouds of chaff, released by sounding rockets, may be tracked to monitor...

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Countering Climate Science Denial and Communicating Scientific Consensus

John Cook.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Climate Science

P ublished online October 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography; Meteorology and Climatology; Communication Studies. 11768 words.

Scientific agreement on climate change has strengthened over the past few decades, with around 97% of publishing climate scientists agreeing that human activity is causing global warming....

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kite balloon

Overview page. Subjects: Meteorology and Climatology — Warfare and Defence.

A tethered balloon shaped to have significant aerodynamic lift, and thus to provide a stable platform for specific instrumentation and observations. See also helikite.

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Likely Effects of Rapid Climate Change on Violence and Conflict

Courtney Plante, Johnie J. Allen and Craig A. Anderson.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Climate Science

P ublished online April 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography; Meteorology and Climatology; Communication Studies. 11813 words.

Given the dire nature of many researchers’ predictions about the effects of global climate change (e.g., rising sea levels, droughts, more extreme weather), it comes as little surprise that...

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sea state

Overview page. Subjects: Meteorology and Climatology — Warfare and Defence.

A system for the classification of average wave height, with a scale that ranges from 0 to 9.

wave height (m)

state

definition

0

0

calm...

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secular trend

Overview page. Subjects: Meteorology and Climatology — Economics.

A long-term movement in interest rates or security prices that is unrelated to seasonal or technical factors. Also called a time trend.

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Zulu

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence — Meteorology and Climatology.

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The designation for the time zone in which Greenwich Mean Time applies, centred on 0° longitude. For scientific purposes the time for this zone is known as Universal Time. All...

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