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Careers like being a meteorologist?

  1. Aug 9, 2008 #1

    tgt

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    What are some careers similar to this profession?
     
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  3. Aug 9, 2008 #2

    mgb_phys

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    There are a lot of jobs, both goverment and consultancy, advising on air polution issues for planning and permitting of plants, new roads, housing devlopment etc.

    These require a knowledge of weather patterns, atmospheric chemistry, meteorological effects, modelling etc.
     
  4. Aug 9, 2008 #3

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    What major does meteorology fall under? I don't remember seeing it anywhere for my college's course catalog.
     
  5. Aug 9, 2008 #4
    physical science
     
  6. Aug 9, 2008 #5
    Atmospheric studies?
     
  7. Aug 9, 2008 #6

    ZapperZ

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    Where I used to go to school (UW-Madison), they had a Meteorology Dept., which I think now has been renamed as the Dept. of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences. The link, though, still has "meteor" name in the url.

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  8. Aug 9, 2008 #7

    mgb_phys

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    It varies, people generally come from a background in either maths/computer modelling, atmospheric chemistry or geography.
    Meteorologists with a knowledge of chemstry, especially pollution / organic chemistry are highly employable!
     
  9. Aug 9, 2008 #8
    I imagine with the growing popularity of wind turbines and solar panels, Atmospheric Scientists are being used to determine optimal locations as well.
     
  10. Aug 10, 2008 #9

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    I meant a job that's applied like meteorology in a science area that uses lots of maths or stats.

    It doesn't have to do with the weather.
     
  11. Aug 10, 2008 #10

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    Or did you mean a job where you could be wrong more often than not and still keep your job?
     
  12. Aug 10, 2008 #11

    Defennder

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    There's an old joke which goes "Economists are there to make weathermen look good."
     
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