Atmospheric scientists are a specialized type of meteorologist. They study weather, climate, and composition of the atmosphere, and conduct research studies, modeling, and forecasting.
VIRTUAL JOB SHADOW
Welcome to your first day on the job! Check out this video to see a day in the life of an Atmospheric Scientist.
STEP 1: Open https://scied.ucar.edu/interactive/make-thunderstorm
STEP 2: Follow the steps to experiment! Try adjusting temperature, humidity, and wind to see how these factors affect thunderstorm development. Make observations and take notes as you go.
STEP 3: Now the challenge. Imagine you are an atmospheric scientist, and your six year old daughter just asked you how thunderstorms happen. How would you explain this to a young child? Write a short explanation, simple story, or poem to explain how thunderstorms form. Incorporating the scientific knowledge you gained in the game, but make sure a six year old can understand it!
STEP 4: Share your answer in the Student Showcase to build your resume as an Atmospheric Scientist!