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Weather is the state of the atmosphere, describing for example the degree to which it is hot or cold, wet or dry, calm or stormy, clear or cloudy. Most weather phenomena occur in the lowest level of the atmosphere, the troposphere, just below the stratosphere. Weather refers to day-to-day temperature and precipitation activity, whereas climate is the term for the averaging of atmospheric conditions over longer periods of time. When used without qualification, “weather” is generally understood to mean the weather of Earth. Source – Wikipedia
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Meteorology is the study of the atmosphere, atmospheric phenomena, and atmospheric effects on our weather. Meteorology focuses on the lower parts of the atmosphere, primarily the troposphere, where most weather takes place. Meteorologists use scientific principles to observe, explain, and forecast our weather.
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STARWATER is a multi-episode literature review of water in the universe, where it comes from, why earth has so much water, and the latest discoveries. This work also contains opinions on a number of theories and implications of the facts.
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How Climatology Is Different From Meteorology
Climatology- the study of climate, the atmosphere over an extended period of time. Climatology is also a subset of atmospheric science. Meteorology is the study of weather, especially in forecasting. Often, meteorologists interface with the public, via television, forensic meteorology, produce forecasts etc.
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