::The Crying Earth::

What have we done to the world. Look what we've done... What about all the peace. That you pledge your only son... What about all the dreams. That you said was yours and mine... Did you ever stop to notice? The crying Earth the weeping shores...

5.2.2 Differences between climate and weather




Climate is defined as statistical weather information that describes the variation of weather at a given place for a specified interval.

Weather is the day-to-day state of the atmosphere, and its short-term (minutes to weeks) variation


Climate may include precipitation, temperature, humidity, sunshine, wind velocity, phenomena such as fog, frost and hail storms over a long period of time.

Weather includes sunshine, rain, cloud cover, winds, hail, snow, sleet, freezing rain, flooding, blizzards, ice storms, thunderstorms, steady rains from a cold front or warm front, excessive heat, heat waves and more.

Affected by

Latitude, terrain, altitude, ice or snow cover, as well as nearby water bodies and their currents

Density (temperature and moisture) differences

between one place and another

Time frame

Measured over a long period

Measured for short term


By aggregates of weather statistics over periods of 30 years

Collecting statistical data


Climatology is the study of climate, scientifically defined as weather conditions averaged over a period of time and is a branch of the atmospheric sciences

Meteorology is the interdisciplinary scientific study of the atmosphere that focuses on weather processes and forecasting.


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