Week 4 Meteorology and ClimatologyAngela PucoInstructor OvermyerEcologyJuly 20, 2019
Meteorology and Climatology use the same kind of atmospheric science about predicting weather and climate changes. However, one is for short term knowledge and the other is to understand what will happen with the climate in the long term.Meteorology is the study of weather that is used in predicting your normal everyday weather. This is the type of predication one might see on the news telling people how their week will look. This is solely a prediction based on the atmospheric science that they use and can sometimes be wrong. These predictions are used for the short-term weather affects and are beneficial to people, especially in times of storms. Meteorologists can help warn people of an upcoming storm and if they should prepare for the worst. Climatology uses the same type of atmospheric science that meteorologists use, however, Climatologists focus on the long-term effects of those changes in the atmosphere, (Britannica, 1998).