Meteorology--Learning about the Weather

Do you have a student who is interested in the weather? Weather affects our lives every day, yet it is a subject that few of us understand in-depth.

Meteorology and climatology are sciences that deal with the atmosphere and its phenomena. In addition to predicting the weather, scientists attempt to identify and interpret climate trends, understand past weather, and analyze today’s weather.

Meteorological research is applied in air-pollution control, agriculture, forestry, air and sea transportation, and defense. Meteorologists might analyze or develop numerical models, monitor rainfall and issue river stage warnings, or fly in aircraft investigating hurricanes.

Employers include
  • Airlines
  • Armed Forces
  • Atmospheric Research Centers
  • Business Corporations
  • Colleges/Universities
  • Engineering Firms
  • Government Agencies
  • Local, State, and National Weather Services
  • Manufacturers of Meteorological Instruments
  • Newspapers
  • Private Consulting Firms
  • Professional/Technical Journals
  • Radio and TV stations
  • Satellite Research Centers

If you want to teach about various aspects of weather, or if you have a student who is interested in the subject, there are some great resources available on the Internet.

Be sure and check out the Quick Links on the right side of the homepage for Teachers & Students and for Kids.

There is so much at this website. Take some time to explore and you will find lots of information and interactive activities about weather and climate.

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