Meteorology is the interdisciplinary scientific study o the atmosphere. Studies in the field stretch back millennia, tho signeeficant progress in meteorology did nae occur till the 18t century. The 19t century saw breakthroughs occur efter observin netwirks developed athort several kintras. Efter the development o the computer in the latter hauf o the 20t century, breakthroughs in wather forecastin wur achieved.