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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—Use upper case when this word appears solo or in an open compound, as in "you'll find it on the Web; she has a new job as a Web developer." This usage is now a common substitue for "the World Wide Web." For all closed compound forms, use lower case: website, webcast. For webmaster/webmistress, substitute gender-inclusive terms whenever possible: website manager, site manager. See below for Web citations. [03/2008]
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."
To cite files available for viewing or downloading via the World Wide Web, provide
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).