skiron

skiron

[′skē·rȯn]
(meteorology)
The Greek name for the northwest wind, which is cold in winter but hot and dry in summer.
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One such effort was establishment of a core group for desert-dust cycle modeling--that is, the SKIRON system for Mediterranean dust forecasts.
bsc.es/earth-sciences/mineral-dust-forecastsystem/bsc-dream8b-forecast); NAAPS-NRL (Navy Aerosol Analysis and Prediction System-Naval Research Laboratory; http://www.nrlmry.navy.mil/aerosol/)]; SKIRON (SKIRON dust operational model; http://forecast.uoa.gr/dustinfo.php), air masses back- trajectories [HYSPLIT (Hybrid Single Particle Lagrangian Integrated Trajectory; http://ready.arl.noaa.gov/HYSPLIT.php], and satellite images [Sea-WiFS (Sea-viewing Wide Field-of-view Sensor; http://oceancolor.gsfc.nasa.gov/SeaWiFS/BACKGROUND/)].
Kallos, "The regional weather forecasting system SKIRON: a general overview," in Proceedings of the Symposium on Regional WeatherPrediction on Parallel ComputerEnvironments, Athens, Greece, 1997
At the autumn solstice, the priestess of Athena, the priest of Poseidon, and the priest of Helios walked beneath an ornamental canopy from the Acropolis to a spot outside the city called Skiron, near a sanctuary of Demeter and Kore.