Meteorologist and Atmospheric Scientist
— Joseph Henry 'Meteorology in its Connection with Agriculture',
US Patent Office Annual Report Agricultural, 1858.
In J. R. Fleming, Meteorology in America: 1800-1870
What is Meteorology?
Meteorology is the study of different processes and phenomena of atmosphere along with weather forecasting.
Who is a Meteorologist?
Meteorologists / Atmospheric Scientists scientifically study the earth’s atmosphere for various purposes and one of them being weather forecasting. On the other hand the climatologists are involved in long term study of weather. These professionals observe, understand and predict weather. Meteorologists use sophisticated instruments and satellites to monitor weather and advanced computing techniques are used to analyze the data. They are involved in weather forecasting based on various weather conditions. This information is used by many industries and government agencies like Airlines, Shipping, and Disaster Management etc. They collect data and evaluate it using various techniques.