Weather Wisdom: Group 1 from Dana L Lyon Middle School

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The fifth grade class from Dana L. Lyon Middle School is featured in this week’s Weather Wisdom. Carter Brown from group one asked, “How do you become a meteorologist?”

The American Meteorologist Society defines a meteorologist as: “An individual with specialized education who uses scientific principles to explain, understand, observe or forecast the earth’s atmospheric phenomena and/or how the atmosphere affects the earth and life on the planet.” That specialized education is a bachelor’s or higher degree in meteorology, or atmospheric science.

Because meteorology is both math and science based, oftentimes students also pick up a minor in those subjects.

A few colleges/universities in the Northeast include SUNY Oswego, SUNY Brockport, SUNY Albany, Pennsylvania State University, Lyndon State College, and Rutgers University.

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