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Name:          Anthony William White
Age:           25
Occupation:    Client services manager-meteorologist
Location:      Wayne, Pennsylvania
Duties:        Interpreting short- and long-range
               weather patterns and advising
               businesses.


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 followed his dreams when he decided to pursue a career in meteorology meteorology, branch of science that deals with the atmosphere of a planet, particularly that of the earth, the most important application of which is the analysis and prediction of weather. . Watching our local television weatherman is about as familiar as most of us get with meteorology, but the field encompasses much more than giving us the five-day forecast.

White works at Planalytics Inc. (www.planalytics.com) in Wayne, Pennsylvania Wayne is an unincorporated community and a U.S. Post Office located on the Main Line, centered in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, United States. While the center of Wayne is in Radnor Township, Wayne extends into both Tredyffrin Township in Chester County and Upper Merion Township , a supply chain planning and optimization technology company that helps businesses in all industries by forecasting weather-driven changes in supply, demand, and prices for products. and services. He helps his clients, which include retail manufacturers, energy, and agricultural companies, "avoid squandered squan·der  
tr.v. squan·dered, squan·der·ing, squan·ders
1. To spend wastefully or extravagantly; dissipate. See Synonyms at waste.

2.
 opportunities and poor financial results caused by the unanticipated impact of the weather or weather volatility," says White.

An eighth-grade earth science class first piqued White's interest in meteorology. Later, he was working toward his bachelor's of science degree in meteorology at Millersville University in Millersville, Pennsylvania Millersville is a borough in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States. At the 2000 census the population was 7,774. General Information
  • ZIP code: 17551
  • Area code: 717
  • Local phone codes: 340, 584, 842, 871, 872, 876
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, when Bill Weaving, vice president of weather operations and research at Planalytics, spoke at the school. Even though he was still an undergraduate, White was actively involved in his field as the meteorologist on campus. "I gave Bill my resume and he called me during finals to let me know he had a position open" says White, who's been with the company for about a year and a half.

White starts his day by looking at numerical weather-prediction models from the National Weather Service, Environment Canada Environment Canada (EC), legally incorporated as the Department of the Environment under the Department of the Environment Act ( R.S., 1985, c. E-10 ), is the department of the Government of Canada with responsibility for coordinating environmental policies and , and the United Kingdom's meteorological me·te·or·ol·o·gy  
n.
The science that deals with the phenomena of the atmosphere, especially weather and weather conditions.



[French météorologie, from Greek
 service. "I then take the weather information and determine how the forecasted weather will affect my clients' businesses, be it positive or negative, and brief [them]."

Education: White says that each institution is different, but you can expect to take calculus, calculus-based physics, calculus-based chemistry, ordinary differential equations, partial differential equations, linear algebra, statistics, and, of course, meteorology.

Salary: "It depends on whether you go into government or the private sector," says White. Entry-level salaries in government can be around $25,000; private sector salaries can start as high as $40,000. A weathered (pun intended) meteorologist can have a salary in the six figures. White advises, "It's a good idea for a meteorology student to pick up the math minor; which is only about six credits more [than what you'll need to take], and a computer science minor. That way you are well rounded, have more to offer, and your starting salary will be near the higher end."

For more information, contact National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Noun 1. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - an agency in the Department of Commerce that maps the oceans and conserves their living resources; predicts changes to the earth's environment; provides weather reports and forecasts floods and hurricanes and , www.noaa.gov; or the American Meteorological Society The American Meteorological Society (AMS) promotes the development and dissemination of information and education on the atmospheric and related oceanic and hydrologic sciences and the advancement of their professional applications. , www.ametsoc.org/AMS.
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Title Annotation:Anthony William White, meteorologist
Author:Brown, Sonia O.
Publication:Black Enterprise
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Date:Dec 1, 2001
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