Meteorologist

A meteorologist is a scientist who studies and works in the field of meteorology aiming to understand or predict Earth's atmospheric phenomena including the weather.[1] Those who study meteorological phenomena are meteorologists in research, while those using mathematical models and knowledge to prepare daily weather forecasts are called weather forecasters or operational meteorologists.[2]

Meteorologist
Meteorologist studying tornadoes during VORTEX projects
Occupation
SynonymsWeather forecaster
Activity sectors
Meteorology
Description
Education required
Minimum B.Sc. in meteorology
Fields of
employment
Research, teaching and operational

Meteorologists work in government agencies, private consulting and research services, industrial enterprises, utilities, radio and television stations, and in education. They are not to be confused with weather presenters, who present the weather forecast in the media and range in training from journalists having just minimal training in meteorology to full fledged meteorologists.


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