nephanalysis
/nef'euh nal"euh sis/, n., pl. nephanalyses /-seez'/.
1. a map or chart showing the distribution of types and amounts of clouds and precipitation at a given time.
2. the preparation of such a map or chart.
[1940-45; NEPH- + ANALYSIS]

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Universalium. 2010.

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