meteorology

When the weather man tells you it's going to rain today, he is giving a meteorology report, or weather forecast. Meteorology is the study of our atmosphere.

Meteorology comes from the Greek meteĊrologia meaning "of the atmosphere." While meteorology involves various branches including aviation and agricultural studies, most commonly we see it in our everyday lives through weather forecasting, a process that involves collecting data about an atmosphere to determine what the weather will be. If you're fascinated by storms and hurricanes, consider a career in meteorology.

Definitions of meteorology
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n the earth science dealing with phenomena of the atmosphere (especially weather)

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aerology
meteorology of the total extent of the atmosphere; especially the upper layers
climatology
meteorology of climates and their phenomena
nephology
the branch of meteorology that studies clouds and cloud formation
bioclimatology
the study of effects of climate on living organisms
Type of:
earth science
any of the sciences that deal with the earth or its parts

n predicting what the weather will be

Synonyms:
weather forecasting
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forecasting, foretelling, prediction, prognostication
a statement made about the future

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