aero-, aer-, aeri-
(Greek: air, mist, wind)
2. The branch of meteorology that studies the total vertical extent of the earth's atmosphere as opposed to the atmosphere which is close to the earth's surface.
The most commonly studied atmospheric factors in aerology are air temperature, atmospheric pressure, humidity, wind, and ozone levels. Radioactivity and some aspects of long-wave radiation are also studied.
For many centuries, humans believed that the wind was actually the breath of their deities; alternately, some thought that specific types of winds, particularly hot winds, were the work of demons.
In medieval writings on divination, the term aeromancy (usually spelled "aerimancy") was expanded to include almost all phenomena occurring in the air; such as, forecasting the weather.
2. Relating to a hydrometer (a meter used to determine a fluid's specific grvity).
Someone who has aeronausiphobia is absolutely fearful about the possibility of the aircraft flying through turbulent air as it rises and drops abruptly which would cause him or her to be overwhelmed and to vomit.
2. A traveler in an airship.
3. A pilot or navigator of a lighter-than-air craft; such as, a balloon.
4. Literally, an "air sailor".
2. The science of designing, building, and operating various forms of aircraft: Katherine was working for aeronautical manufacturers who design and build the latest aircraft.
3. A reference to the study or practice of all aspects of flight through the air: As an ornithologist, Harry was familiar with the aeronautical features of birds in flight.