Glickman, Todd S. Burlington, Massachusetts.
Last reviewed:January 2020
- Value-added meteorology
- Consulting and media services
- Weather forecasting
- Related Primary Literature
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The application of meteorological information to industrial, business, or commercial problems. Generally, industrial meteorology is a branch of applied meteorology, which is the broad field where weather data, analyses, and forecasts are put to practical use. In recent years, the term “private sector meteorology” has taken on the broader context of traditional industrial meteorology, expanding to include the provision of weather instrumentation/remote sensing devices, systems development and integration, and various consulting services to government and academia as well as value-added products and services to markets in industry (such as media, aviation, and utilities). Some areas in which industrial meteorology may be applied include environmental health and air-pollution control, weather modification, agricultural and forest management, and surface and air transportation. See also: Aeronautical meteorology; Agricultural meteorology; Meteorological instrumentation
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