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“For the next two decades it is projected that there will be an earth temperature rise of 6.5oC. The increase will result in more frequent extreme weather events such as droughts, heat waves and floods (IPCC, 2007) “.
Meteorology Study Program was established in 1998 is currently one of the study programs at the Faculty of Earth Sciences and Technology, Institute Technology Bandung. Since its establishment until present, Meteorology Study Program is the only education in Indonesia that accommodates the basics of climate and climate dynamics in the tropics.
Meteorology Study Program, which is a four-year Bachelor Degree Program, will provide a complete understanding of the Earth’s weather and climate system from the atmosphere above the earth’s surface and the ocean to the upper atmosphere layer. In addition, meteorology courses study the full concepts of weather and climate as well as the effects of climate change.
Meteorology Study Program has many cooperation with various governmental and private institutions such as National Aeronautics and Space Agency (LAPAN), Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG), Tohoku University, University of Tokyo, PT. Industrial Engineering, Agency for Assessment and Application of Technology (BPPT), Ministry of Marine and Fisheries Affairs, Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Agriculture, National Development Planning Agency (BAPPENAS), Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI), etc. as well as with Non-Governmental Organizations such as Environmental Forum (WALHI), WWF, Greenpeace and Pelangi Isu that current emerging enthusiasts are part of the course studied in this meteorological course. Among the issues is a global climate change.
Global climate change happened due to global warming that occurs as an implication of the increase in the concentration of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere. Global warming causes an increase in temperature and sea level rise which is the biggest threat in the world since 400,000 years ago, has been projected a rise in temperature to 1.5 (degrees Celsius) and 6.5 (degrees Celsius) in the future. This increasing temperature will have many negative impacts on human life, especially the increasing incidence of extreme weather such as tropical storm, heat wave in Europe, drought and flood. This temperature projection is studied in several lectures in meteorology courses.
The Effort to overcome these negative impacts will be especially needed for archipelagic countries like Indonesia that are particularly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. However, these efforts can only be made appropriately if we understand the Earth’s overall climate system. Therefore, an understanding of the Earth’s weather and climate system becomes very important and vital. The Meteorology Study Program also develops physical and atmospheric dynamic modeling, making it easier to study natural phenomena for various purposes, both for research purposes and for the benefit of society and national development.