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Meteorology is a branch of the atmospheric sciences with a major focus on weather forecasting. The study of meteorology dates back millennia, though significant progress in meteorology did not begin 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 in the latter half of the 20th century, the development of the computer that significant breakthroughs in weather forecasting were achieved. An important branch 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.

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Organizations relating to Meteorology

International Association of Geomagnetism and Aeronomy / Potsdam, Germany / Est. 1919
Conference of Commonwealth Meteorologists / Exeter, UK
International Society for Agricultural Meteorology / Bruchem, Netherlands
Federación Latinoamericana e Ibérica de Sociedades de Meteorologia / Rio de Janeiro, Brazil / Est. 1986
Asociación Latinoamericana de Energia Eólica / Guadalajara, Mexico / Est. 2007
East African Meteorological Society / Arusha, Tanzania UR
International Society for Atmospheric Research Using Remotely Piloted Aircraft / Est. 2013
African Centre of Meteorological Applications for Development / Niamey, Niger / Est. 1987
International Commission on Middle Atmosphere Science / Kyoto, Japan
International Commission on Polar Meteorology / Cambridge, UK
International Cooperative Programme on Integrated Monitoring of Air Pollution Effects on Ecosystems / Uppsala, Sweden
Ecole africaine de la méteorologie et de l'aviation civile / Niamey, Niger / Est. 1963
Comité Regional de Recursos Hidraulicos del Istmo Centroamericano / San José, Costa Rica / Est. 1966
Joint WMO-IOC Technical Commission for Oceanography and Marine Meteorology / Ravenna, Italy / Est. 1999
International Radiation Commission / Boulder CO, USA / Est. 1924
Working Group on Criteria and Indicators for the Conservation and Sustainable Management of Temperate and Boreal Forests / Tokyo, Japan / Est. 1994
International Commission on Atmospheric Electricity / Gifu, Japan
World Wind Energy Institute / Hurup Thy, Denmark / Est. 2006
ASEAN Specialized Meteorological Centre / Singapore, Singapore / Est. 1993
Conference of Directors of the West African National Meteorological and Hydrological Services / Madrid, Spain
International Group for Wind-Related Disaster Risk Reduction / Shanghai, China / Est. 2009
International Snow Science Workshop
International Commission on History of Meteorology / Fairfax VA, USA / Est. 2001
International Ice Patrol / Suitland MD, USA / Est. 1914
WMO Hydrology and Water Resources Programme / Geneva, Switzerland
International Electrotechnical Commission System for Certification to Standards Relating to Equipment for use in Explosive Atmospheres / Sydney NSW, Australia
Cooperative Programme for Monitoring and Evaluation of the Long-range Transmission of Air Pollutants in Europe / Geneva, Switzerland / Est. 1979
European Wind Energy Technology Platform / Est. 2005
Conference of Directors of the Ibero American Meteorological and Hydrological Services / Madrid, Spain / Est. 2003
African Ministerial Conference on Meteorology / Geneva, Switzerland
Hydrometeorological Research Institute of Uzhydromet / Tashkent, Uzbekistan / Est. 1957
Winds of Hope Foundation / Lausanne, Switzerland / Est. 1999
International Hurricane Research Center / Miami FL, USA
International Packaged Ice Association / Lutz FL, USA / Est. 1917
East African Meteorological Department / Est. 1929
African Meteorological Society / Nairobi, Kenya
International Permanent Committee for the Production of a Photographic Map of the Sky / Est. 1887
International Commission of Marine Meteorology / Est. 1907
Commission for the World Polar Meteorological Network / Est. 1907
Commission internationale des nuages / Est. 1891
Global Atmospheric Research Programme / Est. 1967
African Regional Centre for Solar Energy / Bujumbura, Burundi / Est. 1982
Commission internationale de télégraphie météorologique / Est. 1873
Commission internationale pour les applications de la météorologie à la navigation aérienne / Est. 1919
International Meteorological Organization / Est. 1873
International Association of Severe Weather Specialists / Tucson AZ, USA / Est. 1990
Interstate Council on Hydrometeorology of the Countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States / Est. 1992
Asociación Latinoamericana de Agrometeorologia / Est. 1997
International Centre for Space Weather Science and Education
World City Ice and Snow Tourism Cooperation Organization

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