meteorology

meteorology
/mee'tee euh rol"euh jee/, n.
1. the science dealing with the atmosphere and its phenomena, including weather and climate.
2. the atmospheric conditions and weather of an area.
[1610-20; < Gk meteorología discussion of celestial phenomena. See METEOR, -O-, -LOGY]

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Scientific study of atmospheric phenomena, particularly of the troposphere and lower stratosphere.

Meteorology entails the systematic study of weather and its causes, and provides the basis for weather forecasting. See also climatology.

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Universalium. 2010.


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