warm event—no caps
wavelength—When wavelengths are given in lambdas or angstroms (3843 angstroms), commas are not used with four- and five-digit numbers.
wave number—the reciprocal of the wavelength. The unit is cm-1.
web—lower case; website, webcast. Use gender-inclusive terms whenever possible: website manager, site manager (rather than webmaster/webmistress). See below for web citations. [06/2016]
white light corona—no hyphen
widows—Half-word widows are O.K. at end of a line if the widow is as wide as the next paragraph indentation. Avoid one-line widows everywhere.
wind shear—two words
wind speed (n.); wind-speed (adj.)
Woods Hole—has two separate institutions bearing its name: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole Research Center. The town is also home to the Marine Biological Laboratory, NOAA/National Marine Fisheries, the Sea Education Association, and a branch of the U.S. Geological Survey. [3/00]
workstation (American Heritage Dictionary, Third Edition)
WRF—when you write this out, put the acronym comes after the word "model," and note that model has a lowercase "m." Example: "The scientists will rely on the Weather Research and Forecasting model (WRF), to make their calculations."
WRF-ARW— "Advanced Research WRF" - describe this way: an advanced version of the NCAR-based Weather Research and Forecasting Model (WRF-ARW)
To cite files available for viewing or downloading via the web, provide
- the author's name (if known),
- the year of publication (if known and if different from the date accessed),
- the full title of the article,
- the title of the complete work (if applicable) in italics. [The complete work may be the title of the page that appears in the "window shade" title bar at the very top of the window.]
- any additional information (such as versions, editions, or revisions) in parentheses immediately following the title.
- the full URL (the http address), and
- the date of access.
Author's Last Name, Initial(s), Date of work, if known: Title of work. Title of Complete Work (Version). URL (date of message or access).