Archive for July, 2009

Williams promotes book in the Midwest

Thursday, July 30th, 2009

CHICAGO -- Two Chicago television stations interviewed Jack Williams on July 28 about The AMS Weather Book. First, Tom Skilling interviewed Jack on his WGN TV  Midday News weather  show.  In his promo for the interview, Skilling said: "A... »

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Aviation Contributes to Better Forecasts

Tuesday, July 21st, 2009

This column originally appeared in the June 2005  issue of Flight Training Magazine. ©By Jack Williams and Flight Training Magazine.  All Rights Reserved Piecing together weather Aircraft weather data alphabet soup Here are some of the acronyms for aircraft weather data systems. ACARS: Aircraft Communication Ad-dressing and Reporting System, operated for the airlines by Aeronautical Radio Inc. (ARINC) -- the communications link between pilots... »

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Hurricane Stories Full of Holes

Thursday, July 16th, 2009

USA TODAY,  ABC News, and probably other news outlets have published reports that Bill Gates and others have filed patent applications for a plan to weaken hurricanes. In brief, the proposal is to have a fleet of ships equipped to pump warm... »

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Journalists and Climate Science

Sunday, July 5th, 2009

The political, diplomatic, and military consequences of climate change can be a minefield for journalists. Lately most such coverage has been about the cap and trade legislation making its way through the U.S. Congress. More complex topics... »

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Ask Jack: Rising Air

Wednesday, July 1st, 2009

Q: Why does moist air cool less rapidly than drier air when rising? What would be a good analogy for this? A: The... »

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