Atmospheric Phenomena

Rainbows and Other Colorful Phenomena

Why is it important to understand geography in relation to the weather?

There are a couple of reasons why geography is an important science for meteorologists to understand. One is that geographical features, such as mountains and coastlines, have an important influence on the weather. The other is that meteorologists interpret data from satellites, radar, and computer projections on various types of maps, and it is important for them to be able to visualize this data in three-dimensional space because the planet is not flat.


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