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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
European Academy of Wind Energy / Kassel, Germany / Est. 2003
International Society for Atmospheric Research Using Remotely Piloted Aircraft / Est. 2013
Asia Oceania Space Weather Alliance / Tokyo, Japan / Est. 2010
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
WMO/ESCAP Panel on Tropical Cyclones / Islamabad, Pakistan / Est. 1972
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
International Commission on Clouds and Precipitation / Est. 1967
World Wind Energy Institute / Hurup Thy, Denmark / Est. 2006
ASEAN Specialized Meteorological Centre / Singapore, Singapore / Est. 1993
WMO Integrated Global Observing System / Geneva, Switzerland
Conference of Directors of the West African National Meteorological and Hydrological Services / Madrid, Spain
Coordination Group for Meteorological Satellites / Darmstadt, Germany / Est. 1972
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
European Incoherent Scatter Scientific Association / Kiruna, Sweden / Est. 1975
International Conference on Lightning Protection / Rome, Italy
International Ice Patrol / Suitland MD, USA / Est. 1914
WMO Hydrology and Water Resources Programme / Geneva, Switzerland
Space Weather European Network / Paris, France / Est. 2005
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
International Ice Charting Working Group / Ottawa ON, Canada / Est. 1999
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
Australasian Wind Engineering Society / Brisbane QLD, Australia / Est. 1985
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

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