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Meteorology is the science that studies atmospheric phenomena, such as clouds, winds, precipitation and the processes that produce the same. It must not be mistaken with climatology, that studies the distribution of atmospheric phenomena on a planetary scale, over a period of many years and the variations that have taken place in time.
All meteorological phenomena originate in the atmosphere, in particular, in its lower layers, in the troposphere and the tropopause, that are directly in contact with the Earth’s surface. In order to understand these phenomena, it is also necessary to study the interactions between the atmosphere, the Earth’s surface, the oceans, the biosphere, man and human activities.
The most evident scope of meteorology is weather forecasting, however meteorology is a very complex science which integrates with climatology in order to try to understand the mechanisms of the atmosphere, through models, and studying how the climate changes, due to both natural and anthropic causes.

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What is meteorology?

The atmosphere is the densest part of the gaseous covering that envelops our planet. Due to its weight and to…

Precipitation

Precipitation includes all forms of additional water, in the liquid or solid state, that fall or form on the Earth’s…

How it works…

The most precise and accurate instrument to measure pressure is the mercury barometer, on the model of  E. Torricelli’s barometer…

Weather forecasts

The capacity of making weather forecasts has always been one of Man’s requirements, in order to be able to manage…

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    30 May 2014 / Air

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    Lightning

    Help! a storm! Man has always been afraid of lightning, in fact in the past lightning was considered a sign…

  • 5 August 2019 / Air

    Summer wind

    A sixteen-year-old Swedish girl is braving the wind, cold and rain to take her protest against the changing climate onto…

    17 July 2018 / Air

    Tornadoes and waterspouts: phenomena that (also) occur in Italy

    When we talk about tornadoes, our thoughts immediately go to the immense American plains and the area known as “tornado…

  • 20 December 2017 / Air

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    Lightning

    Help! a storm! Man has always been afraid of lightning, in fact in the past lightning was considered a sign…

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    Typhoons, hurricanes and cyclones

    The typhoon in the Philippines and the flood in Sardinia On November 8, 2013 typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines with…

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    Fiction vs reality In a famous scene of The day after tomorrow1, the paleoclimatologist Jack Hall presents the results of…

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  • 17 July 2018 / Air

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