Learn to be a Meteorologist!!!

Read all about Meteorologist/ History Teacher Ed Carlson!

Question 1- What is the job description of a meteorologist?

Meteorologists take on lots of tasks involving the Earth's atmosphere and how a variety of things affect the weather and climate. They also study the formations of natural disasters and tell when they may occur. Meteorologists may also record data on things such as wind speed to make accurate assessments on weather.

Question 2- What do you have to accomplish to become a meteorologist?

You should start with taking lots of science and math courses like physics and calculus to be able to become a meteorologist. In college, you typically need to go to school for 4 years with a Bachelor of Science degree in Meteorology or Atmospheric Sciences. Some teaching, research, or management positions require a Masters of Science degree or Ph.D.

Question 3- What tools do meteorologists use to predict the weather?

Meteorologists use thermometers, barometers, and anemometers to record data for things like temperature, air pressure, and wind speed. Things like weather balloons are used to measure temperature, air pressure, wind speed, and wind direction in all of the troposphere.

Question 4- What is the hardest type of weather to predict?

All types of weather are hard to predict, but the hardest has got to be in the Winter. You never know what type of precipitation is going to fall (sleet, hail, rain, snow) and more importantly how much is going to fall and in what areas.

Question 5- Besides predicting weather, what do meteorologists do?

Meteorology is a lot of in-depth research and collecting data from satellite images, radars, and weather stations around the world. It is a lot of work to be a meteorologist!