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 - Coloring Book
Dover Coloring Books
by Bruce LaFontaine
from Dover Publications
for 2nd-6th grade
in Dover Coloring Books (Location: R-DOVER)
by Jim Murphy
from Scholastic Inc.
for 4th-6th grade
in 19th Century America (Location: G4A-HIS)
$4.50 (1 in stock)
DK Eye Wonder: Weather
by Lorrie Mack
from DK Publishing
for 1st-3rd grade
Earth Science Flipper
from Christopher Lee Publications
for 6th-10th grade
Global Warming DVD
from Answers in Genesis
for 9th-Adult
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: LFIC)
Milliken: Weather
by Edward P. Ortleb & Richard Cadice
from Milliken Publishing
for 5th-9th grade
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: P5D)
New Weather Book
Wonders of Creation Series
by Michael Oard
2nd edition from Master Books
for 4th-10th grade
On the Same Day in March
by Marilyn Singer
from HarperFestival
for 1st-3rd grade
Our Weather & Water
God's Design for Heaven and Earth
by Debbie and Richard Lawrence
4th edition from Answers in Genesis
for 4th-8th grade
in Answers in Genesis God's Design (Location: H5C-SCI)
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: P5D)
PLP: Intro to Meteorology & Astronomy - Package
from Master Books
for 7th-9th grade
in Master Book Science (Location: H6D-SCI)
PLP: Intro to Meteorology & Astronomy - Parent Lesson Planner
from Master Books
for 7th-9th grade
in Master Book Science (Location: H6D-SCI)
Science with Weather
Usborne Science Activities
by Helen Edom
from Usborne
for 2nd-5th grade
in Usborne Science Activities (Location: H7E-SCI)
$3.00 (2 in stock)
Seasons & Living Things 1-3
Milliken Reproducible Book
by Edward Ortleb, Richard Cadice & Nancy Mcree
from Milliken Publishing
for 1st-3rd grade
Storm Book
by Charlotte Zolotow
from HarperCollins
for Nursery-3rd grade
1953 Caldecott Honor Book
in Picture Books (Location: O5B-PIC)
Usborne Beginners Level 2
by Catriona Clarke
from Usborne
for 1st-3rd grade
in Usborne Beginners (Location: O3F)