Kevin Bowles's Terms

lightning rod

Weather; Meteorology

A grounded metallic conductor with its upper extremity extending above the structure that is to be protected from damage due to lightning. The upper extremity, called the air ...

tornado

Weather; Meteorology

1. A violently rotating column of air, in contact with the ground, either pendant from a cumuliform cloud or underneath a cumuliform cloud, and often (but not always) visible as a ...

polar vortex

Weather; Meteorology

The planetary-scale cyclonic circulation, centered generally in the polar regions, extending from the middle troposphere to the stratosphere. The westerly airflow is largely a ...