Meteorologists are involved in the study of the causes of particular weather conditions and the impact on the environment. They use computerised and mathematical models designed to make short and long range forecasts concerning weather and climate patterns.
Typical work activities include:
- Collect data from satellite images, radar, remote sensors and weather stations from all over the world.
- Give flood warnings or estimate the likely effects of global warming.
- Monitor and investigate changes in the stratosphere, including the ozone layer. Research seasonal forecasting, ocean forecasting and climate prediction.
- Liaise with colleagues and clients from around the country and worldwide.