ICAL Glossary

Meteorology of the total vertical extent of the atmosphere as opposed to the study of the atmosphere near Earth’s surface.

ar·chae·ol·o·gy or ar·che·ol·o·gy 

The systematic study of past human life and culture by the recovery and examination of remaining material evidence, such as graves, buildings, tools, and pottery.


A doctor who specializes in the physiology and pathology of the skin.


A physician who is expected to know everything about transporting anything around the world instantly. Works long hours for little pay or thanks, despite pulling off miracles one after another. Is capable of calculating quotations for three major projects, bookings for 5 different shipments and answering 12 totally unnecessary calls per hour, all simultaneously. Does not require sleep and are at your service 25 hours a day, 8 days a week. Is responsible for production delays, traffic jams, mechanical problems with trucks, aircraft and ships, and depressed economic conditions overall.


A master professional capable of misleading, misrepresenting or distorting the actual facts so that in presentation they appear more beneficial to the listener than they actually are. Generally these individuals have a very high appreciation of themselves, achieve low productivity and consider personal reward as more important than getting the job done. Typical examples include those within the selling profession