Roman Catholic Mariology is the systematic study of the person of the Blessed Virgin Mary and of her place in the economy of salvation, within the theology of the Catholic Church.[1][2][3
Amphipontonia From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedi
Sergestoidea is a superfamily of prawns, divided into two families – the Luciferidae and the Sergestidae.[1
Penaeoidea is the larger of the two superfamilies of prawns. It comprises eight families, three of which are known only from fossils.[1][2] The fossil record of the group stretches back to Aciculopoda, discovered in Famennian sediments in Oklahoma.[2
Alpheus acutocarinatus From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedi
Alpheus is a genus of snapping shrimp of the family Alpheidae. This genus contains in excess of 250 species,[1] making this the most species-rich genus of shrimp.[2] Like other snapping shrimp, the claws of Alpheus are asymmetrical, with one of the claws enlarged for making a popping noise.[3] Some species in the genus enter into symbiotic relationships with gobiid fishes.[4
Drizzle is a light liquid precipitation consisting of liquid water drops smaller than those of rain – generally smaller than 0.5 mm (0.02 in) in diameter.[1] Drizzle is normally produced by low stratiform clouds and stratocumulus clouds. Precipitation rates from drizzle are on the order of a millimetre per day or less at the ground. Owing to the small size of drizzle drops, under many circumstances drizzle largely evaporates before reaching the surface and so may be undetected by observers on the ground. The METAR code for drizzle is DZ
Rain is liquid water in the form of droplets that have condensed from atmospheric water vapor and then precipitated—that is, become heavy enough to fall under gravity. Rain is a major component of the water cycle and is responsible for depositing most of the fresh water on the Earth. It provides suitable conditions for many types of ecosystems, as well as water for hydroelectric power plants and crop irrigation
Hail is a form of solid precipitation. It is distinct from American sleet (called ice pellets outside of the United States), though the two are often confused.[1] It consists of balls or irregular lumps of ice, each of which is called a hailstone. Sleet (ice pellets) falls generally in cold weather while hail growth is greatly inhibited during cold surface temperatures.[2
Graupel (German pronunciation: [ˈɡʁaʊpəl]; English /ˈɡraʊpəl/, also called soft hail, snow pellets, sago or "Grail" [1] is precipitation that forms when supercooled droplets of water are collected and freeze on falling snowflakes, forming 2–5 mm (0.08–0.20 in) balls of rime. The term graupel comes from the German language
Since snow is composed of small ice particles, it is a granular material. It has an open and therefore soft, white, and fluffy structure, unless subjected to external pressure. Snowflakes come in a variety of sizes and shapes. Types that fall in the form of a ball due to melting and refreezing, rather than a flake, are hail, ice pellets or snow grains