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Definition of the noun Aeronomy

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noun - plural: aeronomies

  1. A branch of science that deals with the atmosphere of the Earth and the other planets with reference to their chemical composition, physical properties, relative motion, and responses to radiation from space.


Aeronomy is the science of the upper region of the atmosphere, where dissociation and ionization are important. The term aeronomy was introduced by Sydney Chapman in a Letter to the Editor of Nature entitled Some Thoughts on Nomenclature in 1946.

  • also known as 高層大氣物理學

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Google previewOrigin and Evolution of Planetary Atmospheres (2012)

Implications for Habitability by Helmut Lammer

As contrasted to meteorology which studies the properties and behavior of the lower atmosphere between the surface and the tropopause where the weather phenomena are generated, aeronomy is a division of atmospheric science that ...

Google previewAtmosphere, Ocean and Climate Dynamics (2013)

An Introductory Text by John Marshall, R. Alan Plumb

Aeronomy is a term introduced into the language by Sidney Chapman. Literally from the Greek it means the science of the air, but more precisely it is “the science of that part of the upper atmosphere where dissociation and ...

Google previewLiterature 1989 (2013)

by Astronomisches Rechen-Institut

Aeronomy is a relatively new term now being used to represent the science of upper atmospheres, and it is principally concerned with complex processes like photochemistry and ionization. However, it considers lower atmospheres as well, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Climate and Weather (2011)

by Dr. Stephen H. Schneider, Dr. Michael Mastrandrea, Terry L. Root

Thus aeronomy is a science that brings together chemistry, physics, electrical engineering, and mathematics. Its methods may include theory, simulations, modeling, and laboratory and field experiments. These programs use ground- based, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Geomagnetism and Paleomagnetism (2007)

by David Gubbins, Emilio Herrero-Bervera

AERONOMY. History. The origin of the International Association of Geomagnetism and Aero- nomy (IAGA) can be traced to the Commission for Terrestrial Magnetism and Atmospheric Electricity, part of the International Meteorological ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Weather (2008)

by Storm Dunlop

Compare AERONOMY; METEOROLOGY. aeronomy The branch of science that studies the physical and chemical properties of the atmosphere. Although sometimes used for studies of the whole atmosphere (compare AEROLOGY), it is ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Astronomy (2012)

by Ian Ridpath

aeronomy and just within the outer rim of Jupiter's main ring. Material knocked off Adrastea by micrometeorite impacts is thought to contribute to the ring. ADS 1. Abbr. for *Aitken Double Star Catalogue. 2. Abbr. for *Astrophysics Data System.

Google previewA Dictionary of the Space Age (2010)

by Paul Dickson

aeronomy. The study of the chemical and physical processes taking place in the upper regions of the atmosphere. Aeros. (1) Name used briefly in the early 1960s ...

Google previewThe Facts on File Dictionary of Astronomy (2009)

by John Daintith, William Gould

aeronomy distortions in a telescope image arising from turbulence in the Earth's atmosphere. The effects of SEEING on the image are thus greatly reduced or removed. Adaptive optics are being applied to new and modernized telescopes to ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Physical Geography (2013)

by David S. G. Thomas, Andrew S. Goudie

1986: Aeronomy of the middie.

Google previewThe Facts on File Dictionary of Weather and Climate (2009)

by Jacqueline Smith

aeronomy /air-ron-ŏ-mee/ The study of the upper atmosphere of a planet, such as the Earth, in which it is usually the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Environmental Change (2013)

Three Volume Set by John A Matthews

JAM aerology/aeronomy The atmospheric physics and chemistry of the middle ( above the TROPOSPHERE) and upper (above the mesosphere) ATMOSPHERE of Earth and the atmospheres of other planets. It is also an uncommon synonym ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Atmospheric Sciences (2014)

by Gerald R. North, John A. Pyle, Fuqing Zhang

Aeronomy. Academic Press, New York. Bauer, S.J., Lammer, H., 2004. Planetary Aeronomy. Springer, Berlin. Brasseur, G., Solomon, S., 1986. Aeronomy of the Middle Atmosphere. D. Reidel, Boston. Brown, R., Lebreton, J.P., Waite, J.H. (Eds .) ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Antarctic (2007)

by Beau Riffenburgh

In addition to the permanent observatory activities and the basic field operations involving many disciplines—like geology, seismology, geomagnetism, geodesy, glaciology, oceanography, meteorology, aeronomy, astronomy, astrophysics, ...

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Scrabble value of A1E1R1O1N1O1M3Y4

The value of this 8-letter word is 13 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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