Meteorological specialists predict the weather and study the causes of particular weather conditions using information obtained from the land, sea, and upper atmosphere. They use the latest forecast technology to predict severe weather, tornadoes, flooding, hurricanes, strong winds, and excessive heat and cold.
Meteorological specialists usually work in offices either on land or aboard ships. They work outdoors when making visual weather observations and launching weather balloons.
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Meteorological Specialists in the Military
Military salaries include a lot more than just base pay.
They also offer:
People in this career achieve this level of education.
All enlisted service members complete basic military training, which includes time spent in a classroom and in the field, and covers tactical and survival skills, physical training, military life and customs, and weapons training. Meteorological specialists in the Military will gain skills through classroom study and on-the-job experience. Job-specific training content may include: Basic meteorology (study of weather) and oceanography (study of the ocean)Methods for plotting weather dataAnalysis of radar and satellite weather informationPreparation of weather reportsRead More
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