Term Atmospheric Sciences/Meteorology Research
Code TR-6500.6500-050
Definition Programs that conduct research which focuses on the atmosphere's physical characteristics, motions and processes and the ways in which it affects the rest of the environment. Research scientists in this area may study information about air pressure, temperature, humidity and wind velocity; and apply physical and mathematical relationships to make short-range and long-range weather forecasts. Their data come from weather satellites, weather radar, sensors and weather stations in many parts of the world. They may also attempt to identify and interpret climate trends, understand past weather and analyze today's weather. Weather information and meteorological research also are applicable in air pollution control, agriculture, forestry, air and sea transportation, defense and the study of possible trends in the Earth's climate such as global warming, droughts and ozone depletion.
Created 2/15/07
Changed 8/8/07
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External Classification Terms Atmospheric Sciences & Meteorology (NPC U04.03)
General Research (UW 8.2.02.03)
Other Government/Economic Services (AIRS OT-600)
Other Government/Economic Services (CAN OT-600)
Physical & Earth Sciences (NTE U30)
Research Institutes & Public Policy Analysis (U) (NTE U05)
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Bibliographic References Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2004-05 Edition, Atmospheric Scientists, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos051.htm (visited May 13, 2004).

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