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Geography and Environmental ScienceUndergraduate study


A climatologist studies weather patterns over a period of time. Their work is similar to that of meteorologists but focuses on a much longer timescale, studying trends over months, years or even centuries.

Typical work activities

Climatologists also contribute to international discussions on the world and climate change, through bodies such as the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

Some climatologists work as private consultants, others for government research bodies.

Fieldtrips to remote locations are also possible, especially if you end up working in research.


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Qualifications and work experience

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