Barry's Old Meteorology Class - 2002 (I'm on the far left)
Where are meteorology schools? I have a bit of a problem - more like stress. I would love to be a meteorologist because I love to know more about the weather; I'm crazy about it; I love it, but I don't think that I'm going to accomplish that dream. It's not that I doubt myself, it's just the fact that I'm not good in math and some of the courses that I need, I have never done them before.
I am a new to this country. I came from Jamaica and I have to start my life all over again. I'm 20 right now; I should be in collage or university. back home I would, it's kind of complicated, know what to do to get in the field. There are so many sources and different answers at this point, I feel so depressed and lost. If I had the chance to have a one-on-one talk with a meteorologist, to see what's it's like in that field, I think that it would help me to think more about this career. It's a very interesting career and I would love to be a part of it, but with the help of God, I would overcome.
So thank you Mr. Lough, for taking the time to read this letter and keep doing
the good work you're doing, helping us to know about the weather. Barry's Response
First of all, I'm glad you appreciate my efforts. I doubt you've read all 200 of my pages, but you found the right one to contact me.
Yes, mathematics is important, and might require special effort on your part, but that weakness is one many have overcome. You will also need to become more masterful at communicating in English, verbal and written.
If the passion is really there, that's the only thing that matters. When I went through one of the meteorology schools in the Canadian educational system, there were only three universities in Canada that granted degrees in meteorology: UBC in Vancouver, U of A in Edmonton, and Dalhousie in Halifax(?). They may have added more since then.
On this webpage, http://www.stuffintheair.com/meteorology-university-degree.html
I give some detail about the program offered at the one I graduated from, University of Alberta.
On these pages I tell about career choices, who I am, and other things to consider.http://www.stuffintheair.com/career-in-meteorology.htmlhttp://www.stuffintheair.com/how-to-become-a-pilot.htmlhttp://www.stuffintheair.com/cartoon-scientist.htmlhttp://www.stuffintheair.com/meteorology-tests.htmlhttp://www.stuffintheair.com/environmental-health-and-safety-jobs.htmlhttp://www.stuffintheair.com/Blowin_in_the_Wind-weather-careers-in-business. htmlhttp://www.stuffintheair.com/WeatherMan.html
Have a look, complete your High School, if you haven't done so already, and look into the various universities or pilot and air traffic control schools (for instance).
That's how you'll find your niche. Search
this site for more information now.