Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Meteorology is the interdisciplinary scientific study of the atmosphere. Studies in the field stretch back millennia, though significant progress in meteorology did not occur until the 18th century. The 19th century saw breakthroughs occur after observing networks developed across several countries. After the development of the computer in the latter half of the 20th century, breakthroughs in weather forecasting were achieved. Learn more about meteorology, meteorological phenomena and weather forecasting in the following pages.