Meteorology (Weather & Climate)

Meteorology is the scientific study of the atmosphere that focuses on weather processes and forecasting. Meteorological phenomena are observable weather events which illuminate and are explained by the science of meteorology. Those events are bound by the variables that exist in Earth's atmosphere. They are temperature, pressure, water vapor, and the gradients and interactions of each variable, and how they change in time. The majority of Earth's observed weather is located in the troposphere.

Climate is the average and variations of weather in a region over long periods of time. The climate of a location is affected by its latitude, terrain, persistent ice or snow cover, as well as nearby oceans and their currents. Climates can be classified using parameters such as temperature and rainfall to define specific climate types. Paleoclimatology is the study and description of ancient climates using information from both non-biotic factors such as sediments found in lake beds and ice cores, and biotic factors such as tree rings and coral, and can be used to extend back the temperature or rainfall information for particular locations to a time before various weather instruments were used to monitor weather conditions. Climate models are mathematical models of past, present and future climates and can be used to describe the likely patterns of future changes.

Meteorology, climatology, atmospheric physics, and atmospheric chemistry are sub-disciplines of the atmospheric sciences. Meteorology and hydrology comprise the interdiscplinary field of hydrometeorology. (You can learn more about meteorology from the Wikipedia article.)

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All About the Weather
All About Books #5
by Ivan Ray Tannehill
from Random House
for 3rd-6th grade
in All About Books (Location: VIN-ALL)
All About the Weather - Coloring Book
Dover Coloring Books
by Bruce LaFontaine
from Dover Publications
for 2nd-6th grade
in Dover Coloring Books (Location: COL-DOV)
$4.99
Can It Rain Cats and Dogs?
by Melvin and Gilda Berger
from Scholastic Reference
for 2nd-6th grade
in Meteorology (Weather & Climate) (Location: SCI-WEA)
$4.00 (1 in stock)
Clouds
by Marion Dane Bauer, Illustrated by John Wallace
from Simon and Schuster
for 1st-2nd grade
in Ready-to-Read (Location: EAR-R2R)
$3.00 (1 in stock)
Cloudspotter's Guide
by Gavin Pretor-Pinney
from Perigee Books
for 10th-Adult
in Meteorology (Weather & Climate) (Location: SCI-WEA)
$9.00 (1 in stock)
DK Eye Wonder: Weather
by Lorrie Mack
from DK Publishing
for 1st-3rd grade
in Meteorology (Weather & Climate) (Location: SCI-WEA)
$6.00 (2 in stock)
DK Eye Wonder: Weather
by Lorrie Mack
from DK Publishing
for 1st-3rd grade
in Meteorology (Weather & Climate) (Location: SCI-WEA)
$10.99
Earth Science Flipper
from Christopher Lee Publications
for 6th-10th grade
Experiments in Earth Science and Weather
by Emily Sohn
from Capstone Press
for 1st-3rd grade
in Science Experiments & Activities (Location: SCI-EXP)
$3.50 (1 in stock)
Explore Spring!
by Maxine Anderson
from Nomad Press
for 3rd-6th grade
in Clearance: Science & Health (Location: ZCLE-SCI)
$2.00 (1 in stock)
Finding Out About Things Outdoors
Usborne Explainers
by Eliot Humberstone
from Usborne
for 1st-4th grade
in Meteorology (Weather & Climate) (Location: SCI-WEA)
General Science 1 - Teacher Guide
from Master Books
for 7th-12th grade
in Master Books Science (Location: SCICUR-MB)
$24.99
God's Design for Heaven & Earth - Student Book
by Debbie & Richard Lawrence
Master Books Edition from Master Books
for 3rd-8th grade
in Answers in Genesis God's Design (Location: SCICUR-AIG)
God's Design for Heaven & Earth - Teacher Guide
by Debbie & Richard Lawrence
Master Books Edition from Master Books
for 3rd-8th grade
in Answers in Genesis God's Design (Location: SCICUR-AIG)
$39.99
I Survived Hurricane Katrina, 2005
by Lauren Tarshis
from Scholastic Inc.
for 1st-4th grade
in Adventure Stories (Location: FIC-ADV)
$2.50 (1 in stock)
Kids Book of Weather Forecasting
by Mark Breen & Kathleen Friestad
from Ideals Children's Books
for 4th-6th grade
in Meteorology (Weather & Climate) (Location: SCI-WEA)
$6.00 (1 in stock)
Magic School Bus Inside a Hurricane
Magic School Bus
by Joanna Cole and Bruce Degen
from Scholastic Inc.
for 1st-3rd grade
in Magic School Bus (Location: SER-MSB)
$7.99
Milliken: Weather
by Edward P. Ortleb & Richard Cadice
from Milliken Publishing
for 5th-9th grade
in Meteorology (Weather & Climate) (Location: SCI-WEA)
My First Book About Weather Coloring Book
by Donald M. Silver & Patricia J. Wynne
from Dover Publications
for 1st-4th grade
in Meteorology (Weather & Climate) (Location: SCI-WEA)
$3.00 (1 in stock)
National Audubon Society Field Guide to Weather
National Audubon Society Field Guides
by David Ludlum
from Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.
for 7th-12th grade
in Field Guides & Nature Handbooks (Location: NAT-FIELD)
$23.95 $14.00 (2 in stock)
New Weather Book
Wonders of Creation Series
by Michael Oard
2nd edition from Master Books
for 4th-10th grade
in Meteorology (Weather & Climate) (Location: SCI-WEA)
$16.99 $11.00 (2 in stock)
Official Sassafras SciDat Logbook 4
Sassafras Science
by Johnny Congo & Paige Hudson
from Elemental Science
for Kindergarten-5th grade
in Sassafras Science (Location: SCICUR-SAS)
On the Same Day in March
by Marilyn Singer
from HarperFestival
for 1st-3rd grade
in Meteorology (Weather & Climate) (Location: SCI-WEA)
Our Weather & Water (old)
God's Design for Heaven and Earth
by Debbie and Richard Lawrence
3rd edition from Answers in Genesis
for 4th-8th grade
$9.00 (5 in stock)
Peterson First Guide to Clouds and Weather
by Roger Tory Peterson, Vincent J. Schaefer
from Houghton Mifflin
for 1st-4th grade
in Field Guides & Nature Handbooks (Location: NAT-FIELD)
$7.95
Politically Incorrect Guide to Global Warming and Environmentalism
P.I.G. series
by Christopher C. Horner
from Regnery Publishing, Inc.
for 10th-Adult
in Environment & Conservation (Location: SCI-ENV)
$13.00 (1 in stock)
Rain
Ready-to-Read Level 1
by Marion Dane Bauer, Illustrated by John Wallace
from Simon and Schuster
for 1st-2nd grade
in Ready-to-Read (Location: EAR-R2R)
$3.00 (1 in stock)
Rain, Hail, Sleet & Snow
by Nancy Larrick, Illustrated by Weda Yap
from Living Library Press
for 2nd-5th grade
in Meteorology (Weather & Climate) (Location: SCI-WEA)
$6.00 (1 in stock)
Rainbow
Ready-to-Read Level 1
by Marion Dane Bauer, Illustrated by John Wallace
from Simon and Schuster
for 1st-2nd grade
in Ready-to-Read (Location: EAR-R2R)
$3.00 (1 in stock)
Sassafras Guide to Earth Science
Sassafras Science
by Johnny Congo & Paige Hudson
from Elemental Science
for Kindergarten-5th grade
in Sassafras Science (Location: SCICUR-SAS)
$15.00 (1 in stock)
Sassafras Science Adventures Volume 4
Sassafras Science
by Johnny Congo & Paige Hudson
from Elemental Science
for Kindergarten-5th grade
in Sassafras Science (Location: SCICUR-SAS)
Science Vocabulary Crossword Puzzles Grades 4-6
by Noreen Conte
from Critical Thinking Books
for 4th-6th grade
in Word Roots (Location: VOC-WR)
$12.00
Seasons & Living Things 1-3
Milliken Reproducible Book
by Edward Ortleb, Richard Cadice & Nancy Mcree
from Milliken Publishing
for 1st-3rd grade
in Meteorology (Weather & Climate) (Location: SCI-WEA)
Snow is Falling
by Franklyn M. Branley
Revised from HarperCollins
for Kindergarten-3rd grade
in Clearance: Science & Health (Location: ZCLE-SCI)
$2.00 (1 in stock)
Spring
by Nuria Roca
from Barron's
for Nursery-Kindergarten
in Clearance: Science & Health (Location: ZCLE-SCI)
$2.00 (1 in stock)
Storm Book
by Charlotte Zolotow
from HarperCollins
for Nursery-3rd grade
1953 Caldecott Honor Book
in Picture Books (Location: PICTURE)
$3.38 (1 in stock)
Storms
by Seymour Simon
from William Morrow & Company
for Preschool-3rd grade
in Clearance: Science & Health (Location: ZCLE-SCI)
$2.00 (1 in stock)
Sun
Ready-to-Read Level 1
by Marion Dane Bauer, Illustrated by John Wallace
from Simon and Schuster
for 1st-2nd grade
in Ready-to-Read (Location: EAR-R2R)
$3.00 (1 in stock)
Through Four Seasons
by Edith M. Patch
from Yesterday's Classics
for 4th-6th grade
in Charlotte Mason Living Science (Location: SCI-CMLS)
$12.95
Usborne Book of Weather Facts
Usborne Facts & Lists
by Anita Ganeri
from Usborne
for 3rd-6th grade
in Meteorology (Weather & Climate) (Location: SCI-WEA)
$1.50 (1 in stock)
Usborne Introduction to Weather & Climate Change
by Laura Howell
from Scholastic Inc.
for 3rd-6th grade
in Meteorology (Weather & Climate) (Location: SCI-WEA)
$4.00 (1 in stock)
Weather
by J Farndon
from DK Publishing
for 2nd-5th grade
in Clearance: Science & Health (Location: ZCLE-SCI)
$3.00 (1 in stock)
Weather
Usborne Beginners Level 2
by Catriona Clarke
from Usborne
for 1st-3rd grade
in Usborne Beginners (Location: SCI-USBREA)
$4.99
Weather
by Herbert S. Zim, Paul E. Lehr, R. Will Burnett
1st edition
for 3rd-6th grade
in Meteorology (Weather & Climate) (Location: SCI-WEA)
$3.50 (1 in stock)
Weather and Climate
Young Discoverers
by Barbara Taylor
from Kingfisher
for 1st-3rd grade
in Meteorology (Weather & Climate) (Location: SCI-WEA)
$3.00 (1 in stock)
Weather and Climate
by Fiona And Francis Wilson Watt
from Scholastic Inc.
for 3rd-6th grade
in Clearance: Science & Health (Location: ZCLE-SCI)
$2.00 (1 in stock)
Weather Book
Wonders of Creation Series
by Michael Oard
from Master Books
for 4th-10th grade
in Clearance: Science & Health (Location: ZCLE-SCI)
$6.00 (1 in stock)
Weather Clues in the Sky: Clouds
Bel the Weather Girl
by Belinda Jensen, Illustrated by Renee Kurilla
from Millbrook Press
for 1st-3rd grade
in Meteorology (Weather & Climate) (Location: SCI-WEA)
$4.00 (1 in stock)
Weather Grade 5-9 - Color Overheads
from Milliken Publishing
for 5th-9th grade
in Meteorology (Weather & Climate) (Location: SCI-WEA)
$6.00 (1 in stock)
Weather Report
by Mike Graf
from Fearon Teacher Aids
for 1st-3rd grade
in Meteorology (Weather & Climate) (Location: SCI-WEA)
$3.00 (1 in stock)
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