According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, in order to become a meteorologist, students must earn at least a bachelor's degree and complete a minimum of 24 semester hours of atmospheric science courses.
Those who wish to pursue a career in this field may want to consider enrolling at the City University of New York College of Staten Island. Athanasios Koutavas, a professor of climate paleontology at the school, is currently researching the world's weather patterns.
After a bout of extreme weather in New York, Koutavas was interviewed by SI Live about the future of climate change.
"Globally speaking, the hydrologic cycle will intensify, with more evaporation, more precipitation. Regions that are wetter will become even wetter, and regions that are dry will become dryer," Koutavas told the news source.
He added that, in the future, people should expect the type of strong weather that caused blizzards in recent years.
"It is entirely consistent as we go toward a warmer climate, the Northeast will experience more precipitation," said Koutavas, quoted by the media outlet.
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