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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:
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:
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.
NOAA and GEOS Satellite Weather
Wavelengths used in Weather Satellite Pictures
Isobars and Atmospheric Pressure Science
Meteorology Terms and Physics Equations
Thermometers and Temperature Conversions
Weather Vanes and Anemometers – Wind Speed Instruments
Testing The Quality of our atmosphere
Environmental Consulting Services
- Pollution and Risk Assessment Services
- Environmental Management Services
Weather including rain, clouds, snow, storms, and wind.
Quickly learn about weather, air quality, global warming and factors affecting them.
Do you have concerns about air pollution in your area??
Perhaps modelling air pollution will provide the answers to your question.
That is what I do on a full-time basis. Find out if it is necessary for your project.
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