Sounding

Science / Weather / Sounding: A plot of the atmosphere, using data rom upper air or radiosonde observations. Usually confined to a vertical profile of the temperatures, dew points, and winds above a fixed location.

Vertical Temperature Profile

Science / Weather / Vertical Temperature Profile: A series of temperature measurements taken at various levels in the atmosphere that show the thermal structure of the atmosphere over a specific location. Obtained through a rawinsonde sounding or com MORE

Chart Datum

Science / Tides and Currents / Chart Datum: The datum to which soundings on a chart are referred. It is usually taken to correspond to a low-water elevation, and its depression below mean sea level is represented by the symbol Z;. Since 1980, c MORE

Vertical Wind Profile

Science / Weather / Vertical Wind Profile: A series of wind direction and wind speed measurements taken at various levels in the atmosphere that show the wind structure of the atmosphere over a specific location. Obtained through a rawinsonde MORE

Accentual Verse

Life Style / Poetry / Accentual Verse: Lines whose rhythm arises from its stressed syllables rather than from the number of its syllables, or from the length of time devoted to their sounding. Old english poems such as beowulf and caedmon' MORE

Paronomasia

Life Style / Poetry / Paronomasia : Punning, a play of meaning by yoking similar-sounding words. See pun. MORE

Dissonance

Entertainment / Music / Dissonance: Harsh, discordant, and lack of harmony. Also a chord that sounds incomplete until it resolves itself on a harmonious chord. MORE

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