Meteorology is the study of the Earth's atmosphere and the variations in temperature and moisture patterns that produce different weather conditions. Some of the major subjects of study are such phenomena as precipitation (rain and snow), thunderstorms, tornadoes, and hurricanes and typhoons.
Use meteorology in a sentence. noun. The definition of meteorology is the climate and weather of a place, or is the scientific study of climate and weather. The branch of science that allows a weatherman to predict what the weather will be like in the future is an example of meteorology.
Meteorologists averaged as much as $136,120 per year, or $65.44 per hour, as of May 2011, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. However, some earned less than $47,950, or $23.05. Mean salaries were at $90,860, or $43.68 per hour. Meteorologists need a bachelor's degree in meteorology or related fields.