atmospheric atmospheric  /ˌæt məs ˈfɛ rɪk/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) relating to or located in the atmosphere

Usage(s):

  1. It was Kerry Emanuel, an atmospheric scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, who helped us make the connection.
  2. If scientists are correct, the atmospheric blanket of pollutants is now capturing far more of the earth's excess heat, resulting in global warming.
  3. Meantime, parallel flights took off from Ibanez to gather additional atmospheric data at nearly twice the altitude.

News

  1. 2012 second costliest year for weather-related damage

    According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 2012 was the second costliest year on record for weather-related damage with a total of over $110 billion in damages.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: WREX-TV Rockford

  2. $110 Billion-Plus in Disaster Damages for 2012, Surpassed Only by Year of Hurricane Katrina: NOAA

    The National Atmospheric and Oceanic Administration (NOAA) has come out with its annual billion-dollar-disaster summary for 2012 and found it to be the second-costliest year for...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Indian Country Today

  3. Danish Teaser: ‘The Keeper Of Lost Causes’

    Zentropa Productions just released an atmospheric teaser for The Keeper Of Lost Causes , the first installment in its Department Q franchise . Based on the books by Jussi Adler-Olsen, the Danish-language films focus on a chief detective who’s banished to a basement office to run a cold case division. A Royal Affair director Nikolaj Arcel adapted the books for the trilogy. Mikkel Nørgaard ( Klown ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Deadline Hollywood

Quotes

  1. "Every citizen of this planet must have an equal share of the planetary atmospheric space. Long-term convergence of per capita emissions is therefore the only equitable basis for a global compact on climate change," Singh said, once again,...
    on Jun 30, 2008 By: Manmohan Singh Source: Calcutta Telegraph

  2. "Stabilising atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gases will be difficult, but not impossible," Mr Howard said on the video. "We do not have to sacrifice our economic prosperity to tackle the problem."
    on Jul 17, 2007 By: John Howard Source: The Age

  3. Hansen argued this week that the "safe level of atmospheric carbon dioxide is no more than 350 ppm (parts per million), and it may be less."
    on Jun 27, 2008 By: James Hansen Source: Discovery Channel

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