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Space Scientist Job Description

Summary

Responsible for studying the laws that govern space and issues relating to space travel, exploration, and medicine.

Primary responsibilities

  • Study features of space, including the planets, solar system, and other aspects of the universe.
  • Develop new medications from substances discovered during space exploration trips.
  • Work alongside astrophysicists, biologists, chemists, geologists, medical doctors, meteorologists, and physicists.
  • Interpret data, reports, maps, photographs, and charts to predict long- and short-range weather conditions.
  • Operate computer graphic equipment to produce weather reports and maps for analysis, distribution, or use in weather broadcasts.
  • Study the physical characteristics, processes, and motions of the atmosphere and how it affects the rest of our environment.
  • Learn how to predict and forecast weather.
  • Interpret and understand trends in weather and climate.
  • Analyze air-pollution, agriculture, ozone depletion or global warming.
  • Use satellite and radar data to make forecasts.
  • Study the Earth’s temperature, humidity, and wind velocity.
  • Inform the general public with short-term weather announcements.
  • Study weather variations over long-term periods such as months, years, or centuries.
  • Collect and analyze past records of region specific temperatures or rainfall.
  • Help plan heating and cooling systems.
  • Study the chemical and physical properties of the atmosphere such as light transmission and radio and sound waves.
  • Study factors that affect cloud formation or other atmospheric phenomena.

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