„What about tomorrow's weather?“
Anyone who decides to study meteorology will often face this question. Moving ahead through the study, however, you will become aware that there is much more behind meteorology than just weather prediction.
Studying meterology at the Institute for Atmospheric Physics includes getting familiar with a variety of physical, chemical and biological processes in the atmosphere. Our students learn about the mechanisms behind the earth's climate, severe weather, precipitation and countless further phenomena within the atmosphere. Furthermore, they gain basic knowledge about dynamic processes allowing weather events to be transported e.g. from America to Europe, while East Asia's weather will probably never reach us.
A quick glance on the study of meteorology in Mainz is supplied by this video:
Youtube-Link: Meteorology Quick-Check at JGU (4:10 min., in German)