PROFESSIONAL PRACTICES This is the second in a series of articles encouraged by the Board of Certif ied Consulting Meteorologists and the National Council of Industrial Meteorologists to explore the ethical issues that can be encountered conducting business in the meteorological community. The purpose is to initiate a discussion within the broader membership about how the professional guidelines section of the AMS constitution comes to life in the conduct of everyday life of professional meteorologists. Comments are welcome and should be addressed to the authors. More formal responses can also be made to the editor of BAMS. THE ETHICS OF DEFINING A PROFESSIONAL Who Is a Meteorologist? yb Jyerr D. Hill , CCM, an D Geral D J. Mveuyl , CCM hat is a “professional?” There are professioo nf m al ore than just a violation of ethical standards; athletes, professional actors, and the tertm i hes y c an land in jail or at least owe a hefty fine for Weven sometimes used by tradesmen to indicat th e e misrepresentation. the quality of their work, such as “professiona- l plumb States have never licensed professional m - eteo ers.” In the most basic sense, professionals are peor
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society – American Meteorological Society
Published: Jul 1, 2012
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