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anomalous

[ə′näm·ə·ləs]
(science and technology)
Deviating from the normal; irregular.
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As illustrated by Figure 3A, periods of anomalously warm water in the strait in the fall of 2014 and 2015 were accompanied by periods of strong southerly (downwelling favorable) winds off the west coast of Washington and southern Vancouver Island.
By definition El Nino is a patch of anomalously warmer than normal water right along the equator in the Pacific that typically extends from the South American coast, often eastward to the international dateline.
Using the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant disaster in Ukraine as a case study, this volume describes the assessment of groundwater vulnerability and an improved methodology based on integration of the methods of hydrogeological zonation and modeling of anomalously fast migration of radioactive contaminants from the land surface toward groundwater, to aid in evaluating groundwater vulnerability and conducting risk assessments for groundwater contamination from diverse sources, as well as selecting optimal remediation methods for reducing threats from residual radioactivity.
It doesn't require much in the way of deduction to work out that the MoD's immunity from prosecution it anomalously holds should now be brought into question.
Diarrhoeal infections have been linked to anomalously dry seasons and increases in monthly average maximum temperatures in sub-Saharan Africa.
In 2007, UCLA physicist Daniel Solli and colleagues discovered an analogous phenomenon when laser pulses fired into a fiber produced anomalously bright flashes on the other end (SN: 12/15/07, p.
2) The radiologic appearance of an ERF on esophagram is classic, with contrast seen anomalously extravasating into the upper respiratory tract.
They also might suggest that heat flow measurements taken during the Apollo 15 and 17 missions were not anomalously high after all, as many have thought.
But any sojourn in Qatar will inevitably and rightly revolve around a visit to the Museum of Islamic Art, whose unmistakable structure evokes a range of traditional Islamic architectural forms, with two lighting vents at the summit anomalously evoking eyes glimpsed above a veil.
They find that global surface temperatures were anomalously warm during traditional El Nino events but not during the central Pacific El Nino events.
While the sea-surface temperature in the upper half of the Mozambican Channel and the adjacent Indian Ocean (close to the continent) has been anomalously high since about the end of January, the ocean roughly 1000 km south of Madagascar has been markedly cooler than normal.