Meteorology is a science focusing on the Earth’s climate and weather patterns and phenomena, usually in order to predict them in the future. It deals with the chemical, physical and dynamic states of the atmosphere in particular.

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One of the most practical applications of meteorological studies is weather forecasting. However, it has applications in many other areas including commercial, agricultural, military and scientific environments.

Meteorology can be applied in agricultural environments to determine the effect of weather and climate on plant distribution, crop yield and phenology. It has also been adapted to determine wave forecasts in the navy and ideal conditions for different military procedures. From a commercial and scientific perspective, advances in meteorology have been used to thrust forward the development of aeroplanes, satellites, drones, rockets, weather stations and other technologies.

In terms of providing expert evidence, meteorologists are often required to provide opinion on weather events which resulted in damage and economic loss. For example, in a civil suit involving flooding, an expert in this area may provide opinion regarding the relevant weather conditions and rainfall.

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Relevant Articles What is Meteorology?

Meteorology is at the very heart and name of the Met Office, but what exactly does the word refer to? They take a look at the definition of meteorology and how it has developed from shepherds in fields to satellites in the sky.

Meteorology in Legal Cases

Why do the courts need an expert in meteorology? Although meteorology is an every day science, in that almost everyone understands the terms, fog, snow, rain, hail etc, the forensic meteorologist is required to examine weather records and offer an opinion.

Applications of Meteorology to Agriculture

The application of meteorology to agriculture is essential since every facet of agricultural activity depends on the weather.

Relevant Cases Liebeck v Dawsal Pty Ltd [2010] ACTSC 141

Negligence case where BOM records indicated no rain fell on day applicant alleged slipping injury.

Laoulach v El Khoury [2010] NSWSC 595

Dispute concerning movements of boat at anchor requiring meteorological expert evidence.

Monarch Airlines v Airservices Australia (1997) 72 FCR 534

Case determining whether reasonable to calculate en route and meteorological charges by reference to maximum take-off weight of aircraft.

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A sample of our experts in Science - Meteorology, climate, weather

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