Meteorologists work in a variety of roles connected with weather and climate. There are a wide range of career opportunities in organisations ranging from insurance companies in the City to research stations in the Antarctic, and from television to Government.
Dr Helen Johnson
It was the Force 8 gale I experienced while sailing across the North Sea as a trainee on the tall ship Sir Winston Churchill that finally inspired me to study meteorology! My degree provided a solid grounding in basic physics as well as the workings of weather and climate – I loved the theoretical as well as the practical sides of it.
Prof Andy Challinor
I wanted to put my physics degree to a practical use. My research brings together meteorology, agriculture and socio-economics to try to help improve global food security.
I write, monitor and amend forecasts for aviation, commercial and infrastructure industries in Darwin, Australia where I will also be more heavily involved in things like cyclone warnings and volcanic ash advisories.