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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.
air quality meteorologist, atmospheric physicist, climatologist, hydrometeorologist, meteorologist, weather forecaster.
- 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 Windsor-Sarnia 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
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Local Labour Market News
Week of Jun 03 – Jun 07, 2013
- German-based manufacturer Krinner Group recently opened a plant in Chatham, will hire up to 20 employees including administrators, operators, welders and forklift drivers
- The Town of Lakeshore in Essex County has approved a 74-lot subdivision by developer Marcel St. John with construction expected to begin this summer
- Wellington Builders of Lambton County will begin construction at the end of this month on a $14.6M project to expand St. Christopher Catholic Secondary School in Sarnia
Week of May 27 – May 31, 2013
Week of May 20 – May 24, 2013
- The new $5M Galaxy Cinema Sarnia will open in June at the Lambton Mall, replacing the Famous Players Lambton theatre
- The Windsor-Essex Catholic District School Board plans to lay off close to 200 elementary and secondary school teachers at the end of June due to low enrolment
Week of May 13 – May 17, 2013
- Waterville TG Inc. plans to hire between 60 to 80 workers for its Petrolia manufacturing plant near Sarnia by the end of this year
- Windsor's Sherway Contracting Ltd. and Chatham’s Henry Hyink Construction Ltd. will complete three watermain and road re-construction projects in Leamington worth about $1.7M
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