Meteorology is a sub-discipline of the broader field of knowledge known as atmospheric sciences. The purpose of the science of meteorology is to understand the processes and phenomena that make up our planet’s weather. From this understanding, meteorologists are able to generate short-term weather forecasts using current climate information, software and powerful computers. Weather forecasts are very important as they help us plan the various social and economic aspects of our lives. Modification of the software used in weather forecasting has allowed scientists to build models for understanding the climate of the Earth’s past. These models can also be used to make predictions about the future of our planet’s weather and climate under the scenario of global warming.
Sunlight is the electromagnetic radiation arriving at the Earth's surface due to direct illumination by the sun; this radiation includes ultraviolet, visible and...
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[The lead author of this article is Dennis Lye]
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