certification program for consulting meteorologists Recent years have shown increased interest in certifica- THE PROGRAM AS OF 19971 tion fro m salaried meteorologists employed in industry, uni- In an age of expanded environmental technology, the versities, research institutions, federal laboratories, and state scope and detail of meteorological applications within ag- agencies. This evolution is a realistic reflection of the riculture, business, industry, and various sectors of govern- growth of applied meteorology as a profession; of the in- ment operations have brought increasing demand for spe- creasing number of professional, specialized services ac- cialized services by meteorologists. These services extend knowledged as aspects of job s in industry and government; beyond the traditional public service functions and statu- and of broadening recognition by meteorologists that a cer- tory responsibilities of the National Weather Service, and tification program strengthens meteorology and the Soci- the private practice of consulting meteorology has devel- ety in ways that transcend types of employment and the pre- oped in answer to some of the needs that have arisen. In me- vious narrow implications of private consulting for fee. Cer- teorology, as in other technical professions such as engi- tification is gaining the same significance in meteorology
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society – American Meteorological Society
Published: Aug 1, 1997
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