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Science Communication in Earth and Mineral Sciences

Guide to help identify, locate, evaluate, and effectively use information to communicate science

Why Writing in Meteorology & Atmospheric Science Matters

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The ability to clearly and concisely communicate is an essential skill to master in meteorology and atmospheric science because so many groups, such as airlines, farmers, businesses, and the general public rely on this information to make decisions. 

Types of atmospheric scientists

Atmospheric scientists, such as meteorologists, study and predict weather and climate and how human activity and the environment are influenced. The Occupational Outlook Handbook  provides a list of types of atmospheric scientists and a brief description of their focus.  

Meteorology & Atmospheric Science Writing

This section has help for the types of writing assignments that you're likely to have as a student in Atmospheric Sciences. It also includes style guides from key associations in your field. These style guides may help you become familiar with particular conventions of your discipline. 

Assignment types:

You may also be asked to write similar to Popular Science Writing. For examples of this type of writing, review these:

Style guides:

(for papers submitted to AMS journals)

Resources for Further Study

Library guide to meteorology and atmospheric science - this guide provides suggestions for the best resources to use to locate trustworthy information on your topic. The guide lists the top places to search such as: