Meteorology is the interdisciplinary scientific study of the atmosphere that focuses on weather processes and forecasting. Meteorological phenomena are observable weather events which illuminate and are explained by the science of meteorology. Those events are bound by the variables that exist in Earth's atmosphere. They are temperature, pressure, water vapor, and the gradients and interactions of each variable, and how they change in time. The majority of Earth's observed weather is located in the troposphere.
The School of Geosciences at USF currently offers one course at the Graduate level, which is Weather, Climate and Society, and four courses at the Undergraduate level, which are Climate Change, Climate Change and Human Health, Meteorology, and Climatology. There are also many related classes such as Natural Hazards.