Consider Atmospheric Science (ATSC) as a Major or Minor
If you are interested in
science, then consider majoring or minoring in Atmospheric Science.
Please contact Prof. Phil Austin, chair of Atmospheric Sciences, for
more info: firstname.lastname@example.org .
The ATSC program focuses on weather-related big societal issues and the associated tools:
(1) air quality
(2) renewable energy
(3) climate change
(4) big data (statistics, machine learning, scientific programming)
(5) Geographic Information Systems (GIS) & remote sensing
ATSC is an interdisciplinary program spanning the
faculties of Science, Applied Science (Engr.), Arts, and Land and Food
Systems (Ag.). You can see a summary of all 16 ATSC professors on this link.
Our industry advisory panel anticipates the following
career paths for new graduates as well as for practicing meteorologists
• environmental / air-quality consultants
• renewable-energy meteorology experts
• environmental machine/deep-learning analysts
Employment of atmospheric scientists, including
meteorologists, is projected to grow 12 percent from 2016 to 2026 in
the USA, faster than the average for all occupations. The best job
prospects for atmospheric scientists will be in private industry.
Another job path is with the airlines, where 20,000 new pilots will be
needed each year for the next 20 years*. An overview of
government forecaster jobs in Canada is at https://www.eco.ca/career-profiles/meteorologist/ .
We offer Bachelor of Science, Honours Bachelor of Science,
and co-op programs in ATSC. You can also get a combined Bachelors such
as Computer Science and ATSC.
For those of you nearly finished with your bachelors in science or
engineering, consider grad school in ATSC (Thesis Masters, Non-thesis
Masters, Co-op Masters, and PhD degrees).
Finally, regardless of your major, ATSC offers fun courses with no
prerequisites, which you can take online from anywhere in the
world. For example, ATSC 113 Applied Meteorology (Weather for Sailing, Flying and Snow Sports).
Aviation Week and Space Technology, 181 (21) 28 Oct - 10 Nov
2019: Resource Management, ... Demand in N. America is driven by
retirements and in Asia-Pacific by growth, p44-49. Pilot Demand
Means Pressure to Adapt Training, p50-51. US Military is Still
Fighting a Pilot Shortage, 52-53. Casting a wider net for pilots,
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