The areas within which meteorologists work range from TV and broadcast meteorology through weather forecasting and climatology to applications in energy, transport and the planning and operation of great engineering undertakings. They include the development of complex mathematical representations of the way the atmosphere works and can be predicted, the manipulation of vast data resources, the design, development and testing of new instruments, and the use of modern communications and data-management systems. There are also close links with sister sciences such as hydrology and physical oceanography.
Within this wide spectrum, there are opportunities for pure research, applied research, operational work, scientific and commercial management, entrepreneurial ventures, teaching and consultancy.
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