Gungahlin Weather Centre - Learn about Meteorology
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Meteorology is the science of the atmosphere. It takes its name from the Greek word "meteoron" - meaning 'something that happens high in the sky'. The ancient
Greeks observed clouds, winds, and rain and tried to understand how they are connected to one another. The weather was important in their relatively simple society
because it affected the farmers who raised their food and their seamen who sailed the oceans.
Today, the ancient science of meteorology has matured. It is at the cutting edge of research, seeking answers to basic questions about the world around us and
working to develop applications that are critically important to our lives and the lives of our children and grandchildren.
On our 'Learn about Meteorology' page you'll find links to a wealth of weather related material that will help you learn more about this fascinating science. Most
links go to web pages on the fantastic Australian Bureau of Meteorology web site. As we find more weather learning material we'll add them here.
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