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daily range of temperature


The difference between the maximum and minimum temperatures for any given day.
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thermosphere


The atmospheric layer above the mesosphere. It extends from 90 km to outer space.
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aerovane


A device that resembles a wind vane with a propeller at one end. Used to indicate wind speed and direction.
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cloud deck


The top of a cloud layer, usually viewed from an aircraft.
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convective condensation level


The level above the surface marking the base of a cumiliform cloud that is forming due to surface heating and rising thermals.
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foehn


See Chinook.
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green flash


A small, green color that occasionally appears on the upper part of the sun as it rises or sets.
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hair hygrometer


An instrument used to monitor relative humidity by measuring the changes in the length of human hair that accompany humidity variations.
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heterosphere


The atmosphere above 80 km (50 mi) where gases are stratified, with concentrations of the heavier gases decreasing more rapidly with altitude than concentrations of the lighter gases.
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insolation


The incoming solar radiation that reaches the earth and the atmosphere.
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