Why is chemistry important in meteorology

Free University of Berlin

While others are complaining about the weather, do you think about how it works? Do you like the natural sciences and do you enjoy using mathematical formulas? Do you like to let the wind blow around your nose in remote places, but never go without technical equipment? And fear of computers is alien to you? Then a meteorology degree could be the right choice for you!

Meteorology is the science of the physics and chemistry of the atmosphere. As a meteorologist, you are concerned with the weather of tomorrow as well as the natural and man-made long-term climatic fluctuations. Important factors are the earth's surface, vegetation and the oceans.

The student Daniela Schoster reports in the OSA video why she decided on meteorology:

Source: Free University of Berlin, Center for Digital Systems

In the first semesters you will acquire a broad basic knowledge of physics and mathematics and of course meteorology. Then there are statistics, observation systems and the dynamics of the earth's atmosphere. One focus is on the interpretation of meteorological data. You will learn how weather forecast works and you will use the same systems as the forecast meteorologists at the weather service. Media literacy is also on the curriculum, because meteorologists must be able to prepare and present weather forecasts and research results for the public.

After graduation, you have a wide range of professions open to you, from weather experts on television to top researchers in an international team. But you are also in demand in agriculture, air traffic, environmental protection or medicine.

In the OSA information portal you will find more videos and information about the content and structure of the mono bachelor's degree and about career prospects.

If you have any questions, you can contact the student mentors at [email protected] There is a comprehensive mentoring program at Freie Universit├Ąt. You can register there at the beginning of your studies. In smaller groups, experienced students (mentors) help their mentees with their initial orientation at the university. The mentors support you ... More and mentors There is a comprehensive mentoring program at Freie Universit├Ąt. You can register there at the beginning of your studies. In smaller groups, experienced students (mentors) help their mentees with their initial orientation at the university. The mentors will support you ... More

Or you can contact the Secretariat for Student Affairs,
Nicola Hoffleit, phone 030 / 838-72509.

 

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Author Marion KukaPosted on Categories What to study? Tags apply, meteorology, natural sciences, winter semester 2018/2019, admission-free course