The Beginning

  • H. Howard Frisinger
Part of the Meteorological Monographs book series (METEOR)


As with any science, it is impossible to determine an exact beginning for meteorology. A distinction must be made between meteorology as a science and meteorology as a branch of knowledge. As we shall see, while meteorology as a science is comparatively young, as a branch of knowledge, it dates back to the origins of human civilizations.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Howard Frisinger
    • 1
  1. 1.Colorado State UniversityUSA

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