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Antarctic meteorology

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Winters are severe, with characteristic double temperature minima, i.e. two separate occasions of minimum temperature, due to the absence of insolation for several winter months, and to the...

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buran

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Regional wind in Russia and central Asia which blows strongly from the north-east in both winter and summer. In winter it is very cold and is associated with much snow, when the wind is...

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storm

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Common term for gales, squalls, rainstorms, or thunderstorms. It is used specifically for conditions associated with the active areas of low-pressure systems. ‘Storm-force winds’ are, by...

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white-out

Overview page. Subjects: Meteorology and Climatology.

Meteorological condition in which low cloud appears to merge with a snow-covered surface to produce a uniform appearance in which outlines cannot be discerned.

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