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  Meteorology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Meteorology is the scientific study of the atmosphere that focuses on weather processes and forecasting.
Meteorology, climatology, atmospheric physics, and atmospheric chemistry are sub-disciplines of the atmospheric sciences.
Meteorology and hydrology comprise the interdiscplinary field of hydrometeorology.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Meteorology   (2214 words)

 Meteorology - MSN Encarta
Meteorology, study of the earth’s atmosphere and especially the study of weather.
Physical meteorology deals with the physical aspects of the atmosphere, such as the formation of clouds, rain, thunderstorms, and lightning.
Climatology, a division of meteorology, is the study of a region’s average daily and seasonal weather events over a long period.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761571037/Meteorology.html   (449 words)

 Category:Meteorology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Meteorology is the scientific study of the atmosphere that focuses on weather (Category:Weather) processes and forecasting.
There is also broad discussion of atmospheric physics and atmospheric chemistry, including such topics as air pollution, tropical cyclones, midlattitude weather.
The main article for this category is Meteorology.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Category:Meteorology   (122 words)

 Meteorology - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
The Storm Shelter A resource of meteorology activities for the classroom
Glossary of Meteorology from the American Meteorological Society, an excellent reference of nomenclature, equations, and concepts for the more advanced reader.
Meteorology, History of meteorology, Early achievements in meteorology, The Coriolis effect, Numerical weather prediction, Satellite observation, Weather forecasting, Meteorology and climatology, Meteorological topics and phenomena, Institutions of meteorology/atmospheric science, Government, Multinational, NGOs, Education, Weather-related links, Meteorology and Applied and interdisciplinary physics.
www.arikah.net /encyclopedia/Meteorology   (1802 words)

 meteorology - HighBeam Encyclopedia
METEOROLOGY [meteorology] branch of science that deals with the atmosphere of a planet, particularly that of the earth, the most important application of which is the analysis and prediction of weather.
Although most of the discussion is inaccurate in the light of modern understanding, Aristotle's work was respected as the authority in meteorology for some 2,000 years.
As speculation gave way to experimentation following the scientific revolution, advances in the physical sciences made contributions to meteorology, most notably through the invention of instruments for measuring atmospheric conditions, e.g., Leonardo da Vinci's wind vane (1500), Galileo's thermometer (c.1593), and Torricelli's mercury barometer (1643).
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-meteorol.html   (696 words)

 Plymouth State University Program in Meteorology
The Plymouth Meteorology Program meets or exceeds all of the recommended guidelines set for undergraduate degree programs by the American Meteorological Society and its graduates possess the prerequisite course background required for employment as entry level forecasters in the National Weather Service.
Although there are elective courses within the major, the meteorology degree program basically consists of the single, traditional track, well grounded in the sciences and mathematics.
Meteorology students follow a demanding curriculum of courses based in meteorology as well as courses in mathematics, and other sciences.
vortex.plymouth.edu /page1.html   (596 words)

The course includes topics such as observing the weather, clouds and precipitation, radiation and weather phenomena, the laws of motion of the atmosphere, the general circulation, air masses and fronts, cyclones and anticyclones, the weather map, and introduction to weather map analysis and interpretation, thermodynamic diagram exercises, and climate-data manipulation.
The course is designed for meteorology and other science-oriented students and includes such topics as the structure of the atmosphere, weather instrumentation, temperature, seasons, humidity, clouds, precipitation, atmospheric stability, optical phenomena, and thunderstorms and tornadoes.
Physical Meteorology studies the radiation processes in the earth’s atmosphere, cloud physics, atmospheric optics, atmospheric electricity, and aeronomy.
apollo.lsc.vsc.edu /dept/courses/courses.html   (1921 words)

In particular, meteorology deals with physical aspects of the atmosphere, such as the formation of clouds, rain, thunderstorms, and lightning and the study of visual events such as mirages, rainbows, and halos.
Meteorologic and environmental data are collected by instruments on board polar-orbiting satellites such as the series of satellites operated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
Meteorology also studies variations in temperature and pressure that produce different weather conditions and the winds and laws that govern atmospheric motion.
www.centennialofflight.gov /essay/Dictionary/meteorology/DI63.htm   (237 words)

 Department of Atmospheric Sciences - Graduate Program Information
The goal of meteorology is to understand these processes well enough that the weather can be predicted, and the climate system modeled on a regional and global scale.
The core program is designed to present meteorology at an appropriate graduate level, as well as give students from other technical disciplines (physical science, mathematics, engineering, statistics) the required background to take more advanced graduate courses.
Meteorology graduates typically obtain employment with government agencies such as the National Weather Service, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Defense, Environmental Protection Agency, and the military services.
www.met.tamu.edu /student_info/grad_studies   (5814 words)

 Department of Environmental Sciences Web Page
Meteorology is the study of the characteristics, structure and processes of the atmosphere.
Students who wish to pursue an undergraduate meteorology degree should have a strong high school or equivalent background in the sciences and mathematics prior to enrollment.
The Rutgers Undergraduate Meteorology Program is offered on the Cook College campus and is administered in the Department of Environmental Sciences.
envsci.rutgers.edu /programs/met_ug.shtml   (294 words)

 Meteorology : CTI Centre for Geography, Geology and Meteorology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Meteorology : CTI Centre for Geography, Geology and Meteorology
Meteorology Frequently Asked Questions: This is the introduction to a series of Frequently Asked Questions postings for the Usenet newsgroup sci.geo.meteorology.
University of Illinois Satellite Meteorology Instructional Module: Examines weather satellites and their capabilities, in particular Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites and Polar Orbiting Environmental Satellites.
www.geog.le.ac.uk /cti/met.html   (775 words)

 Undergraduate Meteorology at the University of Miami   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Meteorology is the study of the atmosphere and has many exciting facets that go beyond the common perception that meteorology is synonymous with weather forecasting.
A second option is a B.S. in Meteorology with a minor in math and one additional minor selected from chemistry, physics, computer science, or biology.
Students in the meteorology program at UM benefit from small classes and close personal attention by the faculty to their educational needs.
storm.rsmas.miami.edu /meteo.html   (915 words)

 University of the Incarnate Word - Meteorology
The Meteorology Web Site provides information on requirements in the major, requirements for the certificate in Broadcast Meteorology, course descriptions, course syllabi and outline, and laboratory activities for courses offered during a particular semester.
The Meteorology degree program is designed for students who wish to receive a comprehensive education for the purpose of research into the dynamics of the Earth's atmosphere, weather analysis, and weather forecasting.
The Meteorology program philosophy seeks to develop in the student an appreciation of the Earth's fragile atmosphere through education and understanding of the Earth's atmosphere.
www.uiw.edu /meteorology   (286 words)

Although weather records were kept for different locations as early as the 14th century, meteorology did not become a genuine natural science until the invention of weather instruments.
Meteorology got a giant boost in 1843 with the invention of the telegraph.
A significant milestone in meteorology took place about 1920 when a group of Norwegian scientists, led by Vilhelm Bjerknes, and including Tor Bergeron, developed a model explaining the life cycle of a middle latitude storm system.
autocww.colorado.edu /~blackmon/E64ContentFiles/EarthSciences/Meteorology.html   (8160 words)

The Department of Meteorology at Reading is world-renown for its top-rated research in many aspects of the subject and the interactions with Ocean Science and Hydrology for example.
The status of the Department is reflected in the long-standing presence of the UK Met Office’s Joint Centre for Mesoscale Meteorology in the building and the recent addition of its Data Assimilation Research Centre in a new extension.
In Part 2, Meteorology comprises 2/3 of the year’s work that is supported by a specially planned mathematics module for our students along with a choice of more advanced physics, soil science, geology or one of a wide variety of languages.
www.rdg.ac.uk /ug/subjects/subID47.html   (1286 words)

 The History of Meteorology in SA
Todd eminently gave a lucid summary of the status of meteorology in Australia and New Zealand in his 1893 address in Adelaide to the 5th meeting of the Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science (Todd 1894).
Following the advent of Federation (January 1, 1901), meteorology became the responsibility of the Commonwealth (Meteorology Act) and the Commonwealth Bureau of Meteorology was created as a part of the Department of the Interior in 1907.
The station was transferred from the Department of Defence to the Bureau of Meteorology in 1972 and, because of its association with Woomera, was and is still administered from Adelaide.
www.bom.gov.au /weather/sa/inside/history   (9604 words)

 Penn State Meteorology and Atmospheric Science
The group shots of Meteorology graduates taken prior to the Baccalaureate graduation ceremony are now ready to view.
Zachary is one of two students from Penn State awarded the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, a competitive national award created by Congress in 1986 to honor Senator Barry M. Goldwater and to promote the study of the sciences, mathematics and engineering.
Environmental study and atmospheric research in the Department of Meteorology spans the atmosphere, oceans, and their interplay with land, plants, and human activity.
www.met.psu.edu   (663 words)

 Open Directory - Science: Earth Sciences: Meteorology
Allexperts Meteorology QandA - Experts ranked by knowledge or prestige offer answers to questions in their areas of specialization.
Artificial Intelligence and Meteorology - Collection of links to web resources related to the applications of artificial intelligence to the field of weather forecasting.
Fremont's Contribution to Meteorology - Fremont's 1848 description of the forces that govern the weather of California.
dmoz.org /Science/Earth_Sciences/Meteorology   (559 words)

 SJSU Department of Meterorology
Welcome to the Department of Meteorology, the only one of its kind in the entire CSU.
We provide students with an in-depth knowledge of the atmosphere and prepare them for careers in the atmospheric sciences.
Meteorology faculty maintain active research programs that benefit the science community and enhance our students' learning environment.
www.met.sjsu.edu   (170 words)

 Amazon.com Books: Meteorology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Meteorology Today: An Introduction to Weather, Climate, and the Environment (with InfoTrac and Blue Skies CD-ROM) by C. Donald Ahrens (Hardcover - Aug 1, 2002)
Introduction 1.1 THE ATMOSPHERIC CONTINUUM Dynamic meteorology is the study of those motions of the atmosphere that...
Synoptic-Dynamic Meteorology in Midlatitudes: Principles of Kinematics and Dynamics, Vol.
www.amazon.com /s?ie=UTF8&index=books&field-keywords=Meteorology&page=1   (371 words)

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