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Our comprehensive glossary is available to assist in your understanding of the S'COOL lesson plan vocabulary words. Please select the first letter of the word you wish to check for a definition and further information.


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Weather word translations
V
validate:
the act of checking a particular set of data to make sure that it is true. This is normally done through comparison to a set of known values.  
V
validation:
the act of verifying the value of data, usually by comparing the data with other data sources. For satellite data, often ground or aircraft based measurements at a particular time and location will be compared to determine how well the data correlates.  
V
Viewing Zenith:
The angle between the local zenith and the line of sight to the satellite. If: point A = the ground site (where you are); point Z = any point directly above point A (The zenith); point C = the satellite, then the viewing zenith angle = the angle ZAC..   zentih gif
V
visual opacity:
relative capacity of a material to allow light to pass through.   (Also see [link to cloud definition])
V
vortex:
a whirling or spinning mass of air or water.