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Meteorology is a branch of the atmospheric sciences which includes atmospheric chemistry and atmospheric physics, with a major focus on weather forecasting. The study of meteorology dates back millennia, though significant progress in meteorology did not occur until the 18th century. The 19th century saw modest progress in the field after weather observation networks were formed across broad regions. Prior attempts at prediction of weather depended on historical data. It was not until after the elucidation of the laws of physics and more particularly, the development of the computer, allowing for the automated solution of a great many equations that model the weather, in the latter half of the 20th century that significant breakthroughs in weather forecasting were achieved. An important domain of weather forecasting is marine weather forecasting as it relates to maritime and coastal safety, in which weather effects also include atmospheric interactions with large bodies of water.
Organizations relating to Meteorology
Réseau européen de télécommunications opérationnelles météorologiques
Global Network of Isotopes in Precipitation / Est. 1961
African Hydrological Cycle Observation System
Solar Influences Data Analysis Centre / Est. 1981
African Regional Centre for Space Science and Technology Education - English / Est. 1998
European Network of Universities, Enterprises and Organizations in the Field of Water, Air and Environmental Protection for Student and Staff Mobility
Agreement Regarding Monitoring of the Stratosphere / Est. 1976
ASEAN Agreement on Transboundary Haze Pollution / Est. 2002
African Centre of Meteorological Applications for Development / Est. 1987
Centre régional de formation professionnelle en météorologie
Vézelay Group / Est. 1987
International Polar Orbiting Meteorological Satellites Group
IAPSO Commission on Sea Ice / Est. 1987
CMEA Coordinating Centre for Atmospheric Pollution and Contamination Control
International Commission on Middle Atmosphere Science
WMO World Data Centre for Precipitation Chemistry, Albany NY / Est. 1974
Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer / Est. 1985
International Environmental Agency
Nordic Meteorological Meeting
AGRHYMET Regional Centre / Est. 1974
Nordic Symposium on Atmospheric Chemistry
International Commission on Dynamical Meteorology / Est. 1967
International Commission on Polar Meteorology
WMO Staff Association
ESCAP/WMO Typhoon Committee / Est. 1968
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