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Meteorology

Meteorology is the interdisciplinary scientific study of the atmosphere. Studies in the field stretch back millennia, though significant progress in meteorology did not occur until the eighteenth century. The nineteenth century saw breakthroughs occur after observing networks developed across several countries. After the development of the computer in the latter half of the twentieth century breakthroughs in weather forecasting were achieved.

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; temperature, air pressure, water vapor, and the gradients and interactions of each variable, and how they change in time. Different spatial scales are studied to determine how systems on local, region, and global levels impact weather and climatology.

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.

The word "meteorology" is from Greek μετέωρος metéōros "lofty; high (in the sky)" (from µετα- meta- "above" and ἐωρ eōr "to lift up") and -λογία -logia "-(o)logy".

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Matching Meteorology Colleges

University of Oklahoma Norman Campus
Four or more years; Public; $14,802 average out-state tuition; $3,849 average in-state tuition
University of South Alabama
Four or more years; Public; $11,808 average out-state tuition; $5,904 average in-state tuition
Iowa State University
Four or more years; Public; $18,280 average out-state tuition; $6,408 average in-state tuition
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
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Florida Institute of Technology
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Western Illinois University
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Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Four or more years; Public; $22,766 average out-state tuition; $10,104 average in-state tuition

Scholarships for Meteorology Majors

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Emmy Noether Award

Joe W. and Dorothy Dorsett Brown Foundation

$25,000 March 29, 2019 See Details

Emmy Noether Award

Joe W. and Dorothy Dorsett Brown Foundation

award

$25,000

deadline

March 29, 2019
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Keynote Scholarship

National Space Club

$10,000 November 30, 2018 See Details

Keynote Scholarship

National Space Club

award

$10,000

deadline

November 30, 2018
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Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence In Education Foundation

Up to $7,500 January 31, 2019 See Details

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence In Education Foundation

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Up to $7,500

deadline

January 31, 2019
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Bob Glahn Scholarship

National Weather Association

$2,500 November 14, 2018 See Details

Bob Glahn Scholarship

National Weather Association

award

$2,500

deadline

November 14, 2018
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APIASF/Southern California Edison Scholarship

Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund

$2,500 January 10, 2019 See Details

APIASF/Southern California Edison Scholarship

Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund

award

$2,500

deadline

January 10, 2019
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Mary Harris Clark President's Honor Scholarship

West Texas A&M University

$2,000 February 01, 2019 See Details

Mary Harris Clark President's Honor Scholarship

West Texas A&M University

award

$2,000

deadline

February 01, 2019
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Louisa Miller Eldredge President's Honor Scholarship

West Texas A&M University

$2,000 February 01, 2019 See Details

Louisa Miller Eldredge President's Honor Scholarship

West Texas A&M University

award

$2,000

deadline

February 01, 2019
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Regeneron Science Talent Search

Society for Science and the Public

Up to $250,000 November 14, 2018 See Details

Regeneron Science Talent Search

Society for Science and the Public

award

Up to $250,000

deadline

November 14, 2018
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Phillips Family Undergraduate Scholarship

National Weather Association

$1,000 November 14, 2018 See Details

Phillips Family Undergraduate Scholarship

National Weather Association

award

$1,000

deadline

November 14, 2018
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Arthur C. Pike Scholarship

National Weather Association

$1,000 November 14, 2018 See Details

Arthur C. Pike Scholarship

National Weather Association

award

$1,000

deadline

November 14, 2018
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