Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The study of the upper atmosphere, especially of regions of ionized gas.

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  • noun 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.

Etymologies

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See aero- ("air") and -nomy ("a system of rules or laws about a particular field").

Examples

  • AGU scientists are the leaders in research on climate change, climate history, oceanography, atmospheric science, geology, geophysics, and ecological sciences, as well as space sciences such as aeronomy, planetology, and solar dynamics.

    Al Gore Speaks to 6,000 Earth Scientists in San Francisco

  • As an aside not relevant to the discussion, my recollection of the atmospheric scale height from aeronomy courses is that it of the order of 6 km, not 4 as you recall.

    Hansen: Obama has only four years to save the world - NASA Watch

  • The key questions posed in solar system aeronomy are: 1. What are the constituents of each atmosphere encountered?

    IPCC and Solar Correlations « Climate Audit

  • Posted Jan 21, 2007 at 11:48 PM | Permalink | Reply re 44 Here is the conundrum,coupling is not only below but from above,the mesosphere and thermoshere are outside of climate scientists area of “expertise”here the area of aeronomy is the scientific sphere of astrophysics.

    IPCC and Solar Correlations « Climate Audit

  • The study of the upper regions (mesosphere, thermosphere, exosphere) and their ionized components (the ionosphere) form the discipline of aeronomy.

    IPCC and Solar Correlations « Climate Audit

  • In reality, there is consider-able coupling from lower to upper regions, an aspect of aeronomy fully appreciated only in the last decade.

    IPCC and Solar Correlations « Climate Audit

  • The use of solar irradiance as an indicator of solar activity is a smokescreen ,here the use of the f10.7 cm measurement is not a an accurate indicator ,in comparative aeronomy the e10.7 cm is used.

    Road Map #3 « Climate Audit

  • Dr. Daniel Albritton, who is Director of NOAA's aeronomy laboratory, will discuss the increased concentration of greenhouse gases.

    Press Briefing By Mike Mccurry

  • Then there are the directorates - for space and earth science, aeronomy the manned program etc.

    RealClimate

  • There are also cash awards for journalists covering geodesy, tectonophysics, petrology and aeronomy.

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