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Weather and climate from A to Z

Weather and climate are of interest to the public when it comes to choosing what to wear in the morning or preparing for outdoor activities, as well as for gaining a better understanding of the implications of climate change. Many different specialist terms are used to explain weather and climate change. In this A-Z glossary, MeteoSwiss provides explanations of the most important weather terms, displayed in alphabetical order.


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Because of the depth and extent of meteorology and climatology, a comprehensive terminology glossary is not possible, and so the focus here is on those areas in which the specialists have accumulated a significant amount of knowledge over the years and can therefore place the terms into a wider context. The A-Z will be updated and expanded on a regular basis as necessary.