Meteorology is a prime example of an interdisciplinary field of study within the framework of environmental sciences. The most important constituent of Meteorology becomes obvious from the second designation of the course program: Atmospheric Physics. Physical quantities (e.g. pressure, temperature, humidity, wind) and equations describe and quantify atmospheric processes.
But also trace gases such as ozone or carbon dioxide, play a significant role and establish a firm connection to Chemistry and Biology. In first place, Atmospheric Chemistry has developed into a self-contained branch of natural sciences throughout the last few decades, strongly encouraged by Paul Crutzen, Nobel laureate 1995 who was honoured for his research at the Max-Planck Institute for Chemistry, exploring the mechanisms and processes behind ozone depletion.