Meteorology/Climatology

Do we just blame the Weatherman?

From Wikipedia:

Meteorology (from Greek μετέωρος, metéōros, “high in the sky”; and -λογία, -logia) is the interdisciplinary scientific study of the atmosphere that focuses on weather processes and forecasting (in contrast with climatology). 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, air 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.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.


Class Presentations
The Nature of Weather and Climate, Dr. Steven Quiring
Download Masternat ElCamino 09 PDF file
Introduction to Climatology, Barbara Cromwell 2012 class.
Climate Presentation 2014, Barbara Cromwell, 2013-14 class
Class Presentation 2016, Barbara Cromwell, 2016 class

Web Sites and other information

See some time lapse GIF’s thanks to NASA, Google and more that show various climate and other changes over the past 20-30 years or so.  See How the earth changes and some uncomfortable truths.
COmmunity COllaborative RAin HAil and Snow network (CoCoRAHS)  Texas Winter 2015-2016 Newsletter pdf. Read all about the latest results and news regarding weather data gathering and reporting. Volunteers working together to measure precipitation across the nation. Web site is CoCoRaHS.org.

From Shawn Walton’s Weekly Blog / Column in Rockdale and Cameron Newspapers:

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