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What's in the air?
All kinds of stuff.
Let’s see what we can find.

Air - It's 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's our atmosphere. Earth is covered in it. We're miles deep in it. Our environment depends on it.  It's like we're at the bottom of a light ocean.  

Take a look at this handy physical description found on the internet:

Description of the Atmosphere
What can you expect to find on this website? It's all kinds of stuff, 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 the Earth's 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.

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.  Discover how dynamic and substantial our atmosphere is.  It's got all kinds of weird stuff going on.

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...

I don't mean UFO's, but interesting stuff anyway.  As well as technology.  What kinds of miracles does Nature have in store for us?


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.  Take a look at what this meteorologist enjoys doing in his spare time.

This Youtube channel contains many other examples like this.

What will you find here on StuffInTheAir? Check this extended list of options.


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 earth's surface, 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

Contained and controlled fire

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.

Search for more good stuff.

Check out these descriptions behind this Stuff in the air......The Science of Meteorology - Online

These pages give scientific explanations about weather:

About Radar Images

Radar Antenna and equipment

Physics of Radar Waves

National Radar Problems

Doppler Radar

NOAA and GEOS Satellite Weather

Satellite Photo Resolution

Satellite Wavelengths

Wavelengths used in Weather Satellite Pictures

Multi color Satellite photos

Surface Weather Analysis Maps

Isobars and Atmospheric Pressure Science

Meteorology Terms and Physics Equations

Upper Atmosphere Levels

Jet Streams

Atmospheric Layers

Upper Ridges and Troughs

Upper Atmospheric Currents


Deformation and Stretching


Prevailing Winds

Weather Instruments

How do Barometers work

Thermometers and Temperature Conversions

Hygrometers – Humidity Meters

Weather Vanes and Anemometers – Wind Speed Instruments

Rain Gauge Info

Aviation Weather

Global Warming

The problem of Global Warming

Effects of Global Warming

These pages have wallpaper and links to atmosphere pictures:

Snow Backgrounds

More Snow Scenery

Pictures of Global Warming

Pics of Water Pollution

Pictures of Storms

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

Atmospheric Pollution Science

Testing The Quality of our atmosphere

Dispersion Modelling Jobs

Environmental Consulting Services

- Manufacturers

- Energy Clients

- Metal and Mining Clients

- Site Assessment Services

- Pollution and Risk Assessment Services

- Environmental Management Services

- Soil Science

These pages lead to more articles.

Science Current Events

Environmental Issue Articles

Education Meteorology

Pollution Professionals

Environmental Professionals

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Descriptions of some of the Stuff in the Air website pages appear below. Check it out.

Stuff in the Air Blog
Stay on top of weather science. Keep up with Stuff in the Air with this air blog. Here's what's new at The Science of Meteorology Online.
Sitemap: Let me help you find it on Stuff in the Air
Want to know how to navigate Stuff in the Air? Here's a sitemap to help you find stuff.
Search Engines for Weather - Find what You're Looking For?
Here's how to use search engines for weather. Find stuff in the air.
Air Quality Modelling for your Facility
Air Quality Modelling for industrial sources in Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan
Air Quality Testers: Does Your Region need Air Quality Specialists?
What do air quality testers do? How do they do it?
Weather Equipment - Which Instruments have YOU seen?
Brief descriptions of weather equipment and instruments used in weather stations? Weather station equipment for a variety of purposes..
Forecast Map Weather | How do You Use a Map to Forecast Weather?
What good are those complicated weather maps? Introduction to the forecast map weather professionals look at to prepare your local weather forecast.
Chasing Storms | Can you do it on a map?
Use an upper air map to help you when chasing storms. How to figure out where storms will likely occur. Find calm areas, trouble spots, and analyze the flow.
Image Satellite Weather - Do you Understand what you See?
In your broadcast image satellite weather photos, air maps and animations offer better pictures.
Radar Real Time Weather - What's Happening in YOUR Region?
If you look on the radar real time weather shows up for immediate or emergency forecasting. See what's in the the air right now.
Weather Canada - More Variety than YOU Might Think
About the weather Canada gets. Find Canadian forecasts, recent observations and news.
Snow Wallpaper - Find Perfect Snow Photos for your needs
Snow storm photos, amazing winter weather pictures and snow wallpaper to see and copy. See some white air.
Solution Global Warming - Can YOU Live with This One?
Proposed solution global warming problem, Kyoto and air greenhouse gas reduction. How has that been working?
China Air Pollution | Wouldn't you Know it?
Let me tell you about China Air Pollution. It's not pretty, but it's not hopeless either.
Environmental Health and Safety Jobs: Find a good one
Find environmental health and safety jobs in air quality. Check for regulatory, engineering and scientific jobs as well.
Weather Man | Do YOU Need One of These?
The air specialist. The weather man. The Science of Meteorology Online.
SITA privacy policy: Time for the big leagues
SITA Privacy Policy, because you have a right to know what stuff Stuff in the Air does with YOUR stuff.

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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.

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