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1) Insolation: It is the solar radiation that reaches the Earth’s surface and is measured by the amount of solar energy received per square centimeter per minute.

2) Inversion of temperature: It is a reversal of the normal behavior of temperature in the troposphere, in which a layer of cool air at the surface is overlain by a layer of warmer air.


3) Anemometer: It is also called wind gauge which is an instrument for recording the speed and direction of winds.


4) Roaring forties: It is the area between latitudes 40⁰ and 50⁰ south in the Southern Hemisphere, where the prevailing winds blow persistently from the west. They have strong winds throughout the year.


5) Nimbus: It is a cloud that produces precipitation which reaches the ground as rain, hail, snow or sleet. They can be characterized by their great height.


6) Meteorology: Meteorology is a branch of atmospheric science. Here we study about the happenings in the environment around us and the reasons behind them.


Precisely it is the scientific study of weather.


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