pertaining to, existing in, or consisting of the :
caused by, produced by, or operated on by the :
resembling or suggestive of the ; having muted tones and softened or indistinct outlines; hazy:
having or producing an emotional :
atmospheric quality; atmospheric lighting.
atmospheric carbon-dioxide levels have risen 38% in the industrial era, from 280 to 385 parts per million (ppm).
Mother Nature’s Nuclear Strike John Kerry July 7, 2009
Fukushima residents not only were evacuated quickly but also given medicine to prevent absorption of atmospheric radiation.
Chernobyl’s Lessons for Fukushima on Earthquake’s First Anniversary Owen Matthews, Anna Nemtsova March 10, 2012
These, according to the National Oceanic and atmospheric Administration, are the worst storms ever to hit the U.S.
Hercules, Schmercules. Here Are America’s 5 Worst Blizzards Nina Strochlic January 2, 2014
His focus on the grim and the disturbing is beautiful, and becomes rhythmic, atmospheric, and addictive.
Teju Cole’s Keen Eye Spares No One—Himself Included Benjamin Lytal July 8, 2014
Yet this is an established fact, agreed upon by over 99 percent of climatologists, atmospheric scientists, and other experts.
Extreme Weather? Blame the End Times Jay Michaelson November 27, 2014
Now, what is the function of these atmospheric and ground electric currents?
Scientific American Supplement, No. 841, February 13, 1892 Various
The atmospheric heat had passed, and the men stood shivering in the water.
The Golden Woman Ridgwell Cullum
The sky, changeful as April, alternated between floating fields of atmospheric blue and pillars of gray cloud.
Peculiarities of American Cities Willard Glazier
“I wonder what the atmospheric sample will show,” Tance said.
The Gun Philip K. Dick
High barometer is the atmospheric hill; low barometer is the atmospheric valley.
Scientific American Supplement, No. 433, April 19, 1884 Various
1783, from atmosphere + -ic. In a sense of “creating a mood or mental environment” it is from 1908. Atmospherics “disturbances in wireless communication” is from 1905.
- Atmospheric boundary layer
. the thin layer of air adjacent to the earth’s surface, usually considered to be less than 300 feet (91 meters) high.
- Atmospheric braking
a technique of reentry in which the vehicle is maneuvered in the upper atmosphere so as to lose velocity by utilizing drag without overheating.
- Atmospheric electricity
static electricity produced by charged particles in the atmosphere. Historical Examples atmospheric electricity, for example, may perhaps yet be utilized. Scientific American Supplement, No. 303 Various Franklin was once asked, “What is the use of your discovery of atmospheric electricity?” The Jest Book Mark Lemon No other question relating to atmospheric electricity has, in recent […]
- Atmospheric engine
an early form of single-acting engine in which the power stroke is provided by atmospheric pressure acting upon a piston in an exhausted cylinder. Historical Examples The change of the “atmospheric engine” of Newcomen into the modern steam-engine was now completed in its essential details. A History of the Growth of the Steam-Engine Robert H. […]