from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Meteorology of the total vertical extent of the atmosphere as opposed to the study of the atmosphere near Earth's surface.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The branch of meteorology involving the observation of the atmosphere by means of balloons, airplanes, etc.
  • n. The study of the air and of the atmosphere. Used in the US Navy until early 1957. The same as meteorology; however, this usage tended to be more administrative than scientific.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. That department of physics which treats of the atmosphere.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. That branch of physics which treats of the air, its properties and phenomena. Also called aërognosy.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. meteorology of the total extent of the atmosphere; especially the upper layers


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  • “Your cousin speaks highly of your comprehension of aeronautics and aerology.”


  • Sherman Housted, a former Navy officer with a good aerology background, was hired to service as weatherman.

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  • n. - the biology of airborne particles and organisms. aerogenic adj. - derived from air; gas-forming. aerogenesis, aerology



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  • The study of the atmosphere throughout its entire vertical extent.

    May 1, 2010