Meteorology

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Meteorology

--Meteorology is the study of the earth's atmosphere and the weather which occur in it. --Meteorologists gather and analyze information on atmospheric conditions. --They attempt to spot and interpret trends, understand the weather of yesterday, describe the weather of today, and predict the weather of tomorrow. --They are expected to complete research, contribute to the work and value of a company/organization (whatever he/she is working for), and lastly, produce reliable forcasts for the reader/user.

Education Requirements/Career Path

--The largest group of specialists are forecasters (Operational Meteorologists) who analyze current and expected weather conditions and predict short and long range.--General Forecasters provide weather summaries for limited geographic areas.--Specialized Forecasters develop forecasts for use in agriculture, aviation, forestry, and marine operations. --Research Meteorologists study atmospheric physics to advance meteorological theory and to improve mathematical models of atmospheric activity. Research meteorologists usually work very closely with physicists, chemists, hydrologists, mathematicians, oceanographers, and researchers to better comprehend phenomenon.--Climatologists study climatic variations spanning hundreds or even millions of years.

--A bachelor's degree is required. However, numerous meteorologists go on and receive a masters degree of Ph. D in the subject.--Chemistry, physics, computer science, algebra, geometry, calculus; if available, Earth science, statistics is required in high school, a lot more required in college, conciting mostly of atmospheric physics, thermodynamics, math, etc.

Job Responsibilities and Effects on Personal Life

--The interquartile range (25%-75%) of meteorological salaries is $73,116-$113,106.--The average research meteorologist in Morristown, NJ is 98,000, 97,000 is NYC.

Salary

Becoming a Meteorologist

Kinds of Meteorologists

Job Decription/Expectations

Career: Meteorologist (explained)

--Meteorologists work for the government, universities, or in a private business.--Traditionally, the largest employer of meteorologists in this country has been the United States Government. Many work for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), which includes the National Weather Service.--The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is also involved in a variety of basic research programs at its research facilities.

Image for possible accumulated snowfall by Thankgiving day this year Coutesy of WeatherBell Premium (Dr. Ryan Maue)

Work Environment

--Meteorologists are responsible for spending work time and personal time to understand patterns and make predictions. --They are also responsible for making understandable and reliable forecasts.--Dedicating personal time to the weather leads to another issue: personal life. The personal life is affected by this job; in fact, this job requires almost constant attention, whether it's outside oberving, or on the computer.


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