There are currently only a few cloud types. The quality of structured data in Wikipedia is generally pretty poor, so comparisons against external data sources will be needed. Programmatic names for some properties do not match display names. These will have to be corrected before any external applications depend on them. The Cloud precipitation boolean seems to not work in most cases and may have to be refactored into a different form. If you are a weather/meteorology geek who would like to help fill this out, please let me know in the discussion area below or just dig right in! [ - ]
What are Types? Types
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The Beaufort scale is an empirical measure for describing wind intensity based mainly on observed sea conditions.
A cloud is a visible mass of condensed droplets or frozen crystals suspended in the atmosphere above the surface of theEarth.
Cloud families are used to group types of clouds together based on the altitude of the cloud's base.
Any area that has been affected by a cyclone.
A forecast zone is an area for which a weather service makes meteorological forecasts.
"Meteorological services" are organizations concerned with the study or prediction of weather, and often have a specific focus such as monitoring hurricanes.
The Tropical Cyclone type holds all hurricanes, typhoons, tropical storms and other 'warm core' storm systems. A tropical cyclone is a storm system fueled by the heat released when moist air rises and the water vapor in it condenses. The term describes the storm's origin in the tropics and its cyclonic nature, which means that its circulation is counterclockwise in the northern hemisphere and clockwise in the southern hemisphere. Tropical cyclones are distinguished from other cyclonic windstorms such as nor'easters, European windstorms, and polar lows by the heat mechanism that fuels them, which makes them "warm core" storm systems.
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Different meteorological services use different scales to denote the severity of tropical cyclones. The letters in parentheses after the category name indicate the scale or service to which that category belongs. "SSHS" stands for "Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale", which is the scale used by the National Hurricane Center and Central Pacific Hurricane Center.
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A tropical cyclone season is the period of time in a given year (or years) during which cyclones typically form, or from the formation of the first storm to the dissipation of the last storm. Seasons have both years and locactions since the seasons vary between different parts of the world.
What are Mediators? Mediators
Use Mediators to…
Describe the relationship between two or more Types. For example, the film performance Mediator in Film describes the relationship between a movie, an actor, and a character. We use film performance to assert that Heath Ledger played the character of The Joker in the film The Dark Knight.
This domain doesn't have any Mediators.