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Atmospheric Scientist

Job Summary

Responsible for studying the weather, climate changes, and the atmosphere in order to predict and analyze the weather.

Primary Responsibilities

  • 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.