Space Scientist Job Description
- 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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