Inicio About the Admission Licentiateship Meteorology

Meteorology (from Greek (meteoron): 'high in the sky', meteor, and (logos): 'knowledge, tried') is the interdisciplinary science, essentially a branch of Atmospheric Physics, which studies the weather, the air, locally produced phenomena and laws that govern it.

Let's remember that the Earth is composed of three main parts: the rigid outer part is called lithosphere; a vast proportion is covered by water-called hydrosphere, and the air round the Earth called atmosphere. They are interrelated causing profound changes. The science that studies those features, properties and the movements of the three fundamental layers of the Earth, is Geophysics. In that sense, meteorology is a branch of geophysics, which aims at studying thoroughly the atmosphere and its phenomena.

The conditions that exist in the atmosphere relating to temperature, precipitation (rain, snow, hail) , and other features, which occur in a certain place over a long period is known as local climate.

Studying the phenomena occurring in the atmosphere and forecasting the weather is part of what meteorologists do every day. Knowledge on climate variability has always been of utmost importance to the development of agriculture, navigation, military operations and life, in general.