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Meteorology is the interdisciplinary scientific study of the atmosphere. Studies in the field stretch back millennia, though significant progress in meteorology did not occur until the eighteenth century. The nineteenth century saw breakthroughs occur after observing networks developed across several countries. After the development of the computer in the latter half of the twentieth century breakthroughs in weather forecasting were achieved.

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; temperature, air pressure, water vapor, and the gradients and interactions of each variable, and how they change in time. Different spatial scales are studied to determine how systems on local, region, and global levels impact weather and climatology.

Meteorology, climatology, atmospheric physics, and atmospheric chemistry are sub-disciplines of the atmospheric sciences. Meteorology and hydrology compose the interdisciplinary field of hydrometeorology. Interactions between Earth's atmosphere and the oceans are part of coupled ocean-atmosphere studies. Meteorology has application in many diverse fields such as the military, energy production, transport, agriculture and construction.

The word "meteorology" is from Greek μετέωρος metéōros "lofty; high (in the sky)" (from µετα- meta- "above" and ἐωρ eōr "to lift up") and -λογία -logia "-(o)logy".

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Meteorology Scholarships

Name Amount Deadline
AMS Graduate Fellowship $25,000 January 13, 2017
Keynote Scholarship $10,000 December 02, 2016
Dr. Robert H. Goddard Memorial Scholarship $10,000 December 02, 2016
AMS Minority Scholarship $3,000 February 03, 2017
Bob Glahn Scholarship $2,500 November 10, 2016
AMS Freshman Undergraduate Scholarship $2,500 February 03, 2017
Dean of Science Scholarship for Continuing Students - IUPUI Up to $2,500 May 15, 2017
Mary Harris Clark President's Honor Scholarship $2,000 February 01, 2017
Louisa Miller Eldredge President's Honor Scholarship $2,000 February 01, 2017
Regeneron Science Talent Search Up to $250,000 November 09, 2016