Meteorology is the scientific study of the Earth's atmosphere. It is a branch of physics, and of geophysics, requiring many of the same mathematical and computational techniques as physical oceanography or solid-Earth geophysics. The university has a long and distinguished record of meteorological research and teaching and both staff and students attend a regular seminar series on all aspects of atmospheric science. Facilities include a dedicated meteorological teaching laboratory: you can see the view from the lab on our webcam.
Meteorology teaching at Edinburgh includes:
Our joint degrees in meteorology open up a range of careers in weather forecasting, climate science and environmental consultancy, in addition to providing a good grounding for various careers which require a strong numerical / physical sciences background.