What's in the air? 
All kinds of stuff.

See what we can find.

Air - It lies Above us and Around us! Gases and empty space, interspersed with awe-inspiring storms, dust clouds, and other stuff.  Look up way, way up. What do you see?

Surprise! It is the atmosphere in which we live.  There are miles of it above us.  It is vital.  Like being at the bottom of a light ocean.  

Your quick guide to weather, air quality, and climate.  Learn about Rain, Clouds, Snow, Storms, and More!

Is there anything beyond the blue? We take you on a wild ride through the atmosphere, revealing the secrets of clouds and storms.

Forget UFOs, discover fascinating facts about:

  • Weather: From rainbows to scorching sun, understand the magic behind ever-changing weather patterns.
  • Air Quality: Learn how pollution impacts our health and the environment, and explore solutions for a cleaner future.
  • Climate Change: Uncover the science behind this pressing issue and explore ways we can all make a difference.

There's more to this website than meets the eye. All things air, from mesmerizing auroras to storm-safe technology. Get ready for an unforgettable journey through the atmosphere, weather enthusiast or curious newbie!

It might be interesting to learn more about the air.  The study of the air can also provide insight into global climate change, air pollution, and the environment.

Check out this handy physical description found on thermopedia.com:

Description of the Atmosphere

Lose yourself in the magical world of the atmosphere, where the sky is your playground and the air is full of secrets.  Embark on a thrilling journey through swirling storms, vibrant rainbows, and shimmering auroras.  

You might enjoy a bit about cloud formations, thunder and lightning, and weather patterns.  As you breathe life into words that whisper stories of Earth's ever-changing blanket of air, let your imagination soar.  Experience the enchantment of the atmosphere.

What else will you find on this website?  There is a lot to choose from, starting with...


Understanding and experiencing weather can be really fun. I find joy in watching the seasons change and different weather phenomena, as well as predicting and preparing for weather events, like storms and hot spells.  

Besides that, meteorology, a science that focuses on our atmosphere and weather patterns, is important for several reasons.  By providing information about storms and other dangerous weather events, meteorologists keep people safe. They forecast changes in the weather and issue warnings so people can be prepared.

A vibrant weather tapestry dances with swirling storms.Discover our dynamic atmosphere

By monitoring weather patterns and predicting future changes, meteorologists help farmers maximize crop yields and reduce losses due to unusual weather.   This helps farmers get the most out of their crops and avoid weather-related losses.

Roads and bridges are also built and maintained based on meteorological data.  Energy resources like solar, wind, and hydroelectricity are affected by the weather.  Weather patterns help energy companies decide where to build power plants and how to manage them.  

Climate change, air pollution, and other environmental issues can be studied with data from the atmosphere. We can learn more about our planet and protect it with this research.

Overall, meteorology is an important field that impacts our lives every day. A meteorologist studies the atmosphere and how it affects us.

Check out the tabs on the left or the detailed topic lists below for an introduction to meteorology and air quality.  Explore the dynamic and substantial nature of our atmosphere.  

Here, you can catch a glimpse of blue sky, lightning, sunbeams, a cloud or two, perhaps stretching downward towards earth, and even a trail of smoke or many colors.  Invisible currents.

Magnificent.  Perhaps you will discover something more dangerous, or something completely unfamiliar...

Not UFOs, but interesting information, as well as technology.  What kinds of miracles does Nature have in store for us?

- Sounds.
- Atmosphere.
- Wind.
- Rain.
- Rainbows. 
- Dust. 
- Planes.
- Storms.

In addition to all the things you might expect to see, how about Teddy Bears?

Not too often...

It's all good...It's all natural.  Or is it?  The website also provides information about things that we do not want in our environment. 

And Music?  You bet.  See what the meteorologist who wrote this enjoys doing in his spare time.

This Youtube channel contains many other examples like this.

What will you find here on StuffInTheAir? Here is a comprehensive list of options.

Pollution in the Air

Bad stuff indeed. You might define air pollution as the mixing of foreign matter, such as gases or particles, into the air, which harms the surface of the earth, water, and living organisms.  Sometimes we see fire, smoke and flames...

Pollution in the air causes negative effects on human health, the environment, and the climate. Some common sources of air pollution are:

  1. Pollution from cars, trucks, and buses in the form of nitrogen oxides and particulate matter.
  2. Pollutants like sulfur dioxide and carbon monoxide are released into the air by industry.
  3. Pesticides, fertilizers, and livestock manure can contribute to odours to air.
  4. Burning, including wildfires, releases particulates into the air and so do dust storms, unpaved roads, volcanoes and other natural events.

These things can lead to respiratory and cardiovascular disease, acid rain and damage to ecosystems

There are times when we see highway traffic, industrial smog, and smell odours.  Global warming, ozone depletion, climate change, and air quality are all long-term concerns.  

The situation is not hopeless, however...We also discuss possible solutions.  There are also many career opportunities in environmental sciences that we can explore.  

We can drive less, invest in energy-efficient appliances and lighting, and insulate our homes.  We can opt for renewable energy where practical, and make better use of recycling capabilities.

Our agricultural practices are continuing to improve and the advancements will eventually become more commonplace worldwide.  Our laws all over the world keep adjusting to address issues more precisely.  We learn from each other both formally and in casual encounters.  The environment eventually benefits from systemic changes we implement without even trying at times.

Below is a detailed list of options for related topics, and the fourth and fifth buttons on the left give you more.  Take care.  Have fun.

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...The Science of Meteorology - Online

These pages give scientific explanations about weather:

About Radar Images - What is around you right now

Radar Antenna and equipment - Radar system parts

Physics of Radar Waves - Images and displays from radar

National Radar Problems - Tell Signal vs. noise

Doppler Radar - Features of Doppler

NOAA and GEOS Satellite Weather -Interpreting satellite photos

Satellite Photo Resolution - Image resolution in satellites

Satellite Wavelengths - Satellite photos, physics, and optics

Wavelengths used in Weather Satellite Pictures - Solar power for Satellites

Multi color Satellite photos - Seeing details in color and greyscale

Surface Weather Analysis Maps - Figure out weather maps

Isobars and Atmospheric Pressure Science - Teaching kids about weather

Meteorology Terms and Physics Equations - The math behind conversions

Upper Atmosphere Levels - An overview of the weather

Jet Streams - Getting started with wind

Atmospheric Layers - The air above us

Upper Ridges and Troughs - Sky filled with big waves

Upper Atmospheric Currents - Find out more about atmospheric streams here

Advection - A horizontal wind

Deformation and Stretching - When the weather suddenly changes

Vorticity - Storm forecasting language

Prevailing Winds - Weather systems sometimes change unexpectedly

Weather Instruments - Tools for measuring the weather

How do Barometers work - Atmospheric pressure instruments

Thermometers and Temperature Conversions - Whether it's hot or cold

Hygrometers – Humidity Meters - Is it damp?

Weather Vanes and Anemometers – Wind Speed Instruments - What is the wind like today?

Rain Gauge Info - Have you had enough?

Aviation Weather - Weather observations from professionals

Global Warming - Changes in weather over time

The problem of Global Warming - Trying to make a difference

Effects of Global Warming - Climate change and greenhouse gases

These pages have wallpaper and links to atmosphere pictures:

Snow Backgrounds - Pictures of winter weather

More Snow Scenery - People who live in snowy climates

Pictures of Global Warming - Images, photos, and drawings

Pics of Water Pollution - Your drink might contain disgusting substances

Pictures of Storms - Storms caught on camera

These pages describe types of environmental consulting jobs and services available:

In order to reduce air pollution, I would like to present eco-friendly, cost-effective solutions.  Business owners can avoid fines and understand the environmental impact of pollution by taking advantage of these consulting services that offer solutions tailored to their needs.

By studying how pollutants spread, pollution hotspots can be identified and mitigated.  Additionally, air quality modeling and other services can be used to reduce emissions, save money, and enhance your firm's reputation.

For professional assistance with air quality modeling, Barry Lough encourages interested parties to contact him.

Barry professional email address

Atmospheric Pollution Science - Modeling and simulation of air quality

Testing The Quality of our atmosphere - Who tests air quality?

Dispersion Modelling Jobs - Careers in environmental health & safety

Environmental Consulting Services for: - We specialize in air pollution, health and safety

- Manufacturers - Your company's PR

- Energy Clients - Canada's Environment Ministry and AER regulate industrial firms.

- Metal and Mining Clients - Air and environment need not suffer as a result of industry

- Site Assessment Services - Caution in Business and industrial property purchases.

Pollution and Risk Assessment Services - Ecology, air quality, and other disciplines working together

Environmental Management Services - It all starts with recycling

Soil Science - Restoring the environment through innovation

These pages help you find more articles.

Stuff in the Air sitemap - to help you find things.

Science Current Events - Learn about the weather and the atmosphere.

Environmental Issue Articles - Check out an atmospheric science article

Education Meteorology - Find the perfect weather article for you

Pollution Professionals - Finding good air pollution articles can be tough

Environmental Professionals - Articles on earth science, meteorology, ecology, and geology.

Previous Issues of Newsletter - A comprehensive list of ezines

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Our Atmosphere.  

Weather including rain, clouds, snow, storms, and wind.  

Quickly learn about weather, air quality, global warming and factors affecting them.

This website introduces the topic of the atmosphere. Gases, storms, and dust clouds are all present in the air. Our position within it can be compared to being at the bottom of a vast ocean.

The atmosphere is essential to our environment. 

Understanding weather, air quality, and climate is crucial, and studying the air can provide insights into climate change, air pollution, and the environment.

Do you have concerns about air pollution in your area??

Perhaps modelling air pollution will provide the answers to your question.

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