1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
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2119-13 Meteorologist

Studies the physics and dynamics of the atmosphere to increase understanding of weather and climate, and to forecast changes in the weather.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is a bachelor degree or higher qualification. In some instances relevant experience is required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • analyses and interprets satellite photographs, remote sensing and other observational data concerning atmospheric phenomena
  • prepares weather forecasts for dissemination to the public and specific users
  • prepares warnings relating to atmospheric phenomena such as cyclones, storms or other hazards to life and property
  • investigates methods of analysis and prognosis of atmospheric conditions
  • studies climate data and uses statistical methods to determine and interpret climatic trends and predict changes
  • undertakes research into the behaviour of the atmosphere
  • reviews observational networks and the dissemination of information
  • may supervise the work of technical officers and meteorological observers
  • may participate in the development of computer modelling programs

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