The Windy.app Meteorological Textbook for better weather forecasting

The Windy.app Meteorological Textbook for better weather forecasting

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What affects the weather on your favorite spot? Why does the ocean act like this and not otherwise? Where does the Northern Lights come from? In Windy.app Meteorological Textbook (WMT) we are explaining in simple words the processes in the atmosphere, the ocean, and the earth. To keep an eye on the weather is even more interesting with Windy.app!

The Windy.app Meteorological Textbook front cover. Photo: Boba Jovanovic / Unsplash, design: Ivan Kuznetsov / Windy.app

The idea of the textbook is to explain to you the basic, most interesting, and just bright meteorological and physical terms and phenomena in a simple language. So simple that no one else does so except Windy.app. So you read about the particular terms, understand everything and you have no questions. And you can retell it to others.

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Atmosphere

Layers of atmosphere

Five main layes of atmosphere

Ozone holes

Temperature

Air temperature

Feels like temperature

Dew point temperature

Thermal column

Stable and unstable atmospheric stratification

Precipitation

Types of precipitation

Downpour (heavy rain)

Monsoon rains

Drizzle

Snow on the top of the mountains

Snow and ice pellets

Hail

Tree wells or snow traps

Fog formation

Fog in the mountains

Slush

Atmospheric rivers and lakes

Wind

Types of wind

Trade winds

Monsoons

Local winds

Breeze wind

Mistral wind

Bora wind

Mountain and valley winds

Föhn wind

Jet streams

Wind gusts

Clouds

Types of clouds

Cirrus uncinus clouds

Anvil clouds

Lenticular clouds

Polar stratospheric clouds

Virga clouds

Night-glowing clouds

Cumulus clouds

Cumulonimbus clouds

Nimbostratus clouds

Mammatus clouds

Atmospheric rivers and lakes

Turbulence

Turbulence

Weather fronts

Weather fronts

Cold fronts and warm weather fronts

Tropical cyclones

Typhoons

Hurricanes

Cyclones rotation

Medicanes

Coriolis force

Vortexes, tornadoes, storms

Dust devil

Tornado

Dust storm

Sand storm

Atmospheric pressure

Atmospheric pressure

High and low atmospheric pressure

Atmospheric optics

Rainbow

Halo (circle around the Sun)

Aurora

Polar night

Blue color of the sky

Mirages

Light pillars

Alpenglow

Atmospheric electricity

St. Elmo's fire

Lightning

Thunderstorms and flying

Thundersnow

Hydrosphere

Temperature

Sea temperature in Mediterranean Sea

Waves

Sea waves

Bioluminescent waves

Tsunami

Currents

Ocean currents

Density currents

Rip currents

Thermohaline circulation

El Niño

Brinicle — the underwater stalactite

Tides

Tides

Lithosphere

Volcanos

Volcanos

Antarctica's Blood Falls

Magnetosphere

Earth's magnetic field

Magnetic field

Reversal of Earth's magnetic poles

Geomagnetic storms

Biosphere

Solunar

Solunar theory

Outer space

Moon

Phases of the moon

Stars

Looking at the stars

Celestial navigation

 

Updated on April 12, 2022

Text: Windy.app team, Ivan Kuznetsov

Cover photo: Boba Jovanovic / Unsplash

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