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Hurricanes: Science and Society
Glossary - W
warm core
A low-pressure area which is warmer at its center than at its periphery.
water runoff
Water Runoff is water originating as rain or snow that runs off the land in to streams, eventually reaching oceans, inland seas or aquifers unless it evaporates first.
water vapor
The gas phase of water. Under normal atmospheric conditions, water vapor is continuously generated by evaporation and removed by condensation.
wave crest
The highest point in a wave.
wave propagation
The transmission of waves through water.
Weather Forecast Offices (WFOs)
This National Weather Service office is responsible for issuing advisories, warnings, statements, and short-term forecasts for its county warning area. Source: NOAA-NWS SRH
The prevailing winds that blow from the west in the mid-latitudes.
wind velocity
wind speed