Air Force

1W0X1:Weather (1W0X1)

They collect, analyze, and forecast atmospheric and space environmental conditions to ensure informed decision-making and use of military assets.


Is there a clearance required?: No

Is this a combat or support MOS?: Support


Military Duties:

Use satellite and radar imagery, computer-generated data and weather instruments to analyze and predict forecast atmospheric and space weather conditions. Interpret and then communicate weather information to meet current operational needs. Issue weather advisories, watches and warnings to alert those who need to know about dangerous or operationally significant weather events. Manage weather operations in such a way that it ensures quality and accurate weather data get to those that need it to fulfill mission requirements.

Military Duties Translated:

Recording and analyzing data from worldwide weather stations, satellites, radars and remote sensors interpreting observations from the land, sea and upper atmosphere providing customers (such as civil aviation companies, broadcast companies and military units) with weather reports/forecasts employing mathematical and physical formulae and using computer modelling applications to help make long and short range weather predictions researching and predicting climate change helping to improve weather prediction models writing research papers, reports, reviews and summaries keeping up to date with relevant scientific and technical developments

Some civilian jobs best suited to this type of military experience:

Meteorologist