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Meteorologists analyze and forecast weather, provide consultation on atmospheric phenomena and conduct research into the processes and phenomena of weather, climate and atmosphere. They are employed by Environment Canada as well as by the military, private consulting companies, resource and utility companies and by provincial governments or they may be self-employed.
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- Analyze and interpret data obtained from meteorological stations, radar and satellite imagery and computer model output
- Produce weather forecasts and provide weather consulting services for industries such as aviation, marine, agriculture and tourism, and to the general public
- Disseminate weather forecasts and reports to the general public through a variety of media including radio, television, print and the internet
- Conduct research and provide consultation on the processes and determinants of atmospheric phenomena, weather and climate, atmospheric dispersion, and physical and chemical transformation of pollutants
- Develop and test mathematical computer models of weather and climate for experimental or operational use
- Analyze the impact of industrial projects and human activity on the climate and quality of the air and work with the social science, engineering and economic communities to develop appropriate mitigation strategies
- Participate in studies of the effect of weather on the environment
- Provide consultation and advice to outside agencies, professionals, or researchers regarding the use and interpretation of climatological information
- Make scientific presentations, publish reports, articles or popular texts for specialists, users or the general public
- May engage in the design and development of new equipment and procedures for meteorological data collection, remote sensing, or for related applications.
Outlook & Prospects for Meteorologists in Annapolis Valley Region
The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.
Local Employment Potential Information
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Annapolis Valley Region||(1 of 3 stars)||2011-06-21|
Currently the chances of Meteorologists finding employment are limited because only a small number of people in this occupation are employed in the local area.
There are a few meteorological technicians currently employed at CFB Greenwood that observe and brief the base on weather but the onsite Environment Canada forecasting station in Greenwood closed at the end of August 2009 as the agency moved its meteorologists to CFB Gagetown in a centralization of resources.
Although employment opportunities locally are limited, opportunities may exist in other areas of the province or in other regions of the country. People who are able to work elsewhere may want to research opportunities for this occupation in other labour markets within Nova Scotia and across the country. The future employment outlook for Meteorologists in Nova Scotia is expected to be fair over the next 5 years.
Additional information on Meteorologists (opportunities in other areas, training, who hires, current job openings, statistics and other information), is available on other parts of this web site.
Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Nov 25 - Nov 29, 2013
- A 3,600-square-foot welcome centre will be built on the Acadia University campus in Wolfville. Construction is expected to last from the spring to the fall of 2014.
- Nova Scotia Tourism will move from Halifax to Windsor at the end of November. According to the provincial government, 18 of the 37 employees have opted to retire or take transfers to other departments, and the agency is working on filling the remaining positions.
- The Shand House Museum in Windsor will reopen by June for the 2014 tourist season, after remaining closed in 2013 due to a lack of staff. A heritage interpreter has been hired, and three more people will be added and trained before the opening.
- The Pearson Peacekeeping Centre in Cornwallis, which conducted research and training to wide-ranging personnel, is closing its doors. The work of the centre, which employed 12 people in recent years, will now be done in Ottawa.
- Blueberry producer Rainbow Farms Ltd. and the associated processing plant Misty Blue Ltd. in Upper Rawdon will go out of business after declaring bankruptcy. The business employed between 12 to 30 people annually, and was unable to recover from a large drop in blueberry prices in 2007.
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