Meteorological Studies, founded in 1998, today is one of the courses in the Faculty of Earth Sciences and Technology ITB. Since the establishment until now Meteorological Studies ITB is the only school in Indonesia that accommodates the basics of the dynamics of weather and climate in the tropics.
Meteorological Studies which is an undergraduate program with a four-year period of the study will provide a complete understanding of the Earth’s weather and climate systems ranging from the atmosphere above the surface of the earth and the sea to the upper layers of the atmosphere. In addition, studying meteorology study program conception complete weather and climate as well as the impacts of climate change.
Meteorological Studies ITB has been much cooperation with various agencies / government and private institutions from both domestic and abroad, such as Space agency, the Bureau of Meteorology and Geophysics, Tohoku University, University of Tokyo, PT. Industrial Engineering, BPPT, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Agriculture, National Development Planning Agency, LIPI, etc. As well as with NGOs such as WALHI, WWF, Greenpeace and Pelangi.Isu grown today to be part learned in this course of study meteorology. Among these issues are global climate change (global climate change).
The global climate change caused by global warming is happening, as the implications of the increase in the concentration of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere. Global warming causes a rise in temperature and sea level rise which is the greatest threat in the world ini.Sejak 400,000 years ago, has been projected rise in temperatures to 1.5 (degree Celsius) and 6.5 (degrees Celsius) in the future. The increase in temperature will give a lot of negative impact on human life, especially the increase of extreme weather events such as tropical cyclones, heat waves in Europe, droughts and floods. Temperature projection are assessed in several lectures in meteorology study program.
Efforts to overcome the negative impacts would be necessary, especially for an archipelagic country like Indonesia is highly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. However, these efforts will be done properly if we understand the climate system as a whole. Therefore the understanding of the Earth’s weather and climate systems become very important and vital.
Meteorological Studies also develop physical modeling and dynamic atmosphere, making it easier to study natural phenomena for various purposes, either for research purposes or for the benefit of society and national development.