Modern Meterology

Careers in Meteorology

To what professional societies and organizations should a meteorologist belong?

Most meteorologists in the United States participate as active members of the American Meteorological Society. Those specifically interested in the atmospheric sciences often also join the American Geophysical Union, which is headquartered in Washington, D.C. Meteorologists specializing in forecasting can join the National Weather Association for its benefits; the NWA is also concerned with the operational aspects of meteorology.


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