A glossary for biometeorology

Simon N. Gosling, Erin K. Bryce, P. Grady Dixon, Katharina M A Gabriel, Elaine Y. Gosling, Jonathan M. Hanes, David Hondula, Liang Liang, Priscilla Ayleen Bustos Mac Lean, Stefan Muthers, Sheila Tavares Nascimento, Martina Petralli, Jennifer K. Vanos, Eva R. Wanka

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Here we present, for the first time, a glossary of biometeorological terms. The glossary aims to address the need for a reliable source of biometeorological definitions, thereby facilitating communication and mutual understanding in this rapidly expanding field. A total of 171 terms are defined, with reference to 234 citations. It is anticipated that the glossary will be revisited in coming years, updating terms and adding new terms, as appropriate. The glossary is intended to provide a useful resource to the biometeorology community, and to this end, readers are encouraged to contact the lead author to suggest additional terms for inclusion in later versions of the glossary as a result of new and emerging developments in the field.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)277-308
Number of pages32
JournalInternational journal of biometeorology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 2014


  • Agricultural and forest meteorology
  • Air pollution
  • Animal biometeorology
  • Biometeorological indices
  • Definition
  • Epidemiology
  • Glossary
  • Phenology
  • Statistics
  • Temperature-related health
  • Urban climatology
  • Urban meteorology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology
  • Atmospheric Science
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis


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