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Detailed examination of the state of the atmosphere based on synoptic observations, in particular for forecasting or research purposes. This usually involves the determination of the values of the individual components, the comparison of observations from adjacent sites, the preparation of the appropriate charts (such as isobaric or isothermal charts), and their subsequent interpretation.

Analysis A surface analysis involves plotting isobars, and assessing the location and type of fronts.

Subjects: Meteorology and Climatology.

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