certification program for consulting meteorologists Recent years have shown increased interest in certifica- THE PROGRAM AS OF 19981 tion from salaried meteorologists employed in industry, uni- versities, research institutions, federal laboratories, and state In an age of expanded environmental technology, the agencies. This evolution is a realistic reflection of the scope and detail of meteorological applications within ag- growth of applied meteorology as a profession; of the in- riculture, business, industry, and various sectors of govern- creasing number of professional, specialized services ac- ment operations have brought increasing demand for spe- knowledged as aspects of job s in industry and government; cialized services by meteorologists. These services extend and of broadening recognition by meteorologists that a cer- beyond the traditional public service functions and statu- tification program strengthens meteorology and the Soci- tory responsibilities of the National Weather Service, and ety in ways that transcend types of employment and the pre- the private practice of consulting meteorology has devel- vious narrow implications of private consulting for fee. Cer- oped in answer to some of the needs that have arisen. In me- tification is gaining the same significance in meteorology teorology, as in other technical professions such as engi- that
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society – American Meteorological Society
Published: Aug 1, 1998
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