Profession aviation meteorologist

aviation meteorologist

Climatologists, metereologists Investigate atmospheric phenomena and interpret meteorological data gathered by surface and air stations, satellites, radar etc. to prepare reports and forecasts for public and other uses and to improve general/scientific understanding of climate.

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Personality Type

Tasks aviation meteorologist

  • Gather meteorological data by surface, upper level and other measurements (including satellite cloud images, remote sensing data, radar and other information about atmospheric conditions).
  • Study and interpret relevant information (e.g. data, reports, maps, photographs, charts).
  • Predict long-range and short-range weather conditions using weather forecasting tools (e.g. computer models) and relevant knowledge (e.g. climate theory, physics, mathematics).
  • Produce weather reports and maps (e.g. for analysis, distribution, use in weather broadcasts).
  • Prepare forecasts and briefings for different types of audiences, such as the general public, industries (e.g. aviation, marine, fishing, farming, forestry) or government.
  • Broadcast weather conditions, forecasts and weather warnings to the public via television, radio and the Internet, and provide this information to the news media.
  • Apply meteorological knowledge to problems related to environment, agriculture, pollution control and water management.
  • Conduct basic or applied meteorological research into the processes and determinants of atmospheric phenomena, weather, climate, etc.
  • Design and develop weather forecasting tools (e.g. mathematical and computer models).
  • Maintain equipment and tools used to gather meteorological data.

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  • Continually survey meteorological conditions

    Conduct surveys of meteorological conditions; prepare accurate weather forecast for airport.

  • Continuously monitor weather conditions

    Evaluate routine air observations, analyse a variety of weather information from various sources, and constantly monitor weather conditions to maintain the validity of the forecast.

  • Analyse weather forecast

    Analyse weather forecasts and the information provided on meteorological conditions, such as wind forces, atmospheric structures, clouds, and visibility. Provide analyses depending on the requirements of various different industries and service providers.

  • Monitor performance of meteorological equipment

    Monitor the performance of meteorological forecasting equipment.

  • Use meteorological tools to forecast meteorological conditions

    Use meteorological data and tools such as weather facsimile machines, weather charts and computer terminals, to anticipate weather conditions.

  • Perform data analysis

    Collect data and statistics to test and evaluate in order to generate assertions and pattern predictions, with the aim of discovering useful information in a decision-making process.

  • Use specialised computer models for weather forecasting

    Make short-term and long-term weather forecasts applying physical and mathematical formulae; understand specialised computer modelling applications.

  • Collect weather-related data

    Gather data from satellites, radars, remote sensors, and weather stations in order to obtain information about weather conditions and phenomena.

  • Work in an aviation team

    Work confidently in a group in general aviation services, in which each individual operates in their own area of responsibility to reach a common goal, such as a good customer interaction, air safety, and aircraft maintenance.

  • Adapt to changing situations

    Change approach to situations based on unexpected and sudden changes in people's needs and mood or in trends; shift strategies, improvise and naturally adapt to those circumstances.

  • Coach employees

    Maintain and improve employees' performance by coaching individuals or groups how to optimise specific methods, skills or abilities, using adapted coaching styles and methods. Tutor newly recruited employees and assist them in the learning of new business systems.

  • Think analytically

    Produce thoughts using logic and reasoning in order to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

  • Provide quality assurance for meteorological services

    Develop operating procedures for meteorological services; provide quality assurance and pursue continuous improvement of service.

  • Use aeronautical mobile service communications

    Make use of aeronautical communications devices to transmit and receive technical information to and from aircraft, in line with technical regulations and provisions.

  • Advise aircraft in hazardous conditions

    Recommend the most effective course of action to assist aircraft in hazardous conditions.

  • Use different communication channels

    Make use of various types of communication channels such as verbal, handwritten, digital and telephonic communication with the purpose of constructing and sharing ideas or information.

  • Train employees

    Lead and guide employees through a process in which they are taught the necessary skills for the perspective job. Organise activities aimed at introducing the work and systems or improving the performance of individuals and groups in organisational settings.

  • Carry out meteorological research

    Participate in research activities on weather-related conditions and phenomena; study the physical and chemical characteristics and processes of the atmosphere; present research results in scientific journals.

  • Develop models for weather forecast

    Develop mathematical models of the atmosphere and oceans to predict the weather based on current weather conditions.

  • Review meteorological forecast data

    Revise estimated meteorological parameters; solve gaps between real-time conditions and estimated conditions.

  • Plan procurement of meteorological equipment

    Plan and organise the ordering and purchase of appropriate meteorological equipment and tools required for weather forecasting.

  • Prepare forecasts for take-off and landing

    Prepare accurate forecasts of climatic conditions for the take off and landing of aircraft; take into account parameters such as temperature, wind direction, and wind speed.

  • Provide reports on routine meteorological observations

    Provide local routine reports for dissemination at the airport of origin including information on parameters such as wind direction and speed, visibility, runway visual range, cloud volume, and type, air temperature, etc.

Optional knowledge and skills

follow airport safety procedures present reports tolerate stress

Source: Sisyphus ODB