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Glossary of Weather Terms

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Do you know the difference between a hurricane and a typhoon? Find definitions for weather terms from absolute humidity to zonal flow and everything in between in the WeatherBug weather glossary.

Sounding
A plot of the vertical profile of temperature and dew point (and often winds) above a fixed location. Soundings are used extensively in severe weather forecasting, to determine instability, locate temperature inversions, measure the strength of the cap, obtain the convective temperature.

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