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Term (ancient Greek for the study of supernatural things and celestial bodies) for the study of physical and chemical processes in the earth's atmosphere. Well-known areas of application are climatology ( climate laws) and weather forecasting. In addition to atmospheric physics, climate research and the improvement of weather forecasting, chemical processes (e.g. ozone formation, greenhouse gases) in the atmosphere are also investigated and atmospheric celestial phenomena are observed. It is categorised as one of the geosciences and is often affiliated to the Institutes of Geophysics or the respective Faculty of Physics at universities. Meteorology not only deals with the troposphere up to a height of 15 kilometres (the lowest layer of the atmosphere), but also with the stratosphere up to a height of 50 kilometres. Weather events take place in the lower 10 kilometres or so.

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