- Job Descriptions
- Atmospheric Scientist
Responsible for studying the weather, climate changes, and the atmosphere in order to predict and analyze the weather.
- Study weather patterns and disruptions to determine if a problematic change is occurring.
- Perform research indoors in weather stations, offices, or laboratories.
- Develop reports and forecasts from the analysis of weather and climate data.
- Test the properties of air, including temperature and air pressure.
- Record and observe meteorological data.
- Use computer models that analyze data about the atmosphere.
- Create weather maps.
- Report the weather to the public and make predictions about storms, snowfall, precipitation, humidity, and temperature.
- Prepare long- and short-term weather forecasts with computer and mathematical models, satellite and radar data.
- Report on advancing storms and advise residents on the best way to deal with it.
- Issue warnings to protect life and property during severe weather, such as hurricanes, tornadoes, and flash floods.
- Create weather graphics.
- Use weather balloons, radar systems, satellites, and sensors to monitor the weather and collect data.
- Analyze data to understand air pollution, drought, loss of the ozone layer, and other problems.
- Use graphics software to illustrate their forecasts and reports.
- Analyze historical climate information such as precipitation and temperature records.
- Understand and predict global and regional weather patterns.
- Measure wind, temperature, and humidity in the upper atmosphere.