Where Did the Term “Meteorology” Come From and What Does the Word Mean in Greek?

Meteorology became the science of forecasting weather during the fourth century B.C.

When it was believed that dramatic heavenly events were the cause of everything, especially weather, and there was nothing more dramatic than the arrival of a meteor.

In Greek, meteorology means “a discourse from high in the air.”

Studying meteors to predict weather ended in the late seventeenth century, but weather forecasters are still known as meteorologists.

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