Archive for September, 2009

Teaching the Science of Weather

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

Many non-meteorologists, including otherwise well-informed adults, don't realize that weather forecasting is a science. Meteorologists who visit schools with the message, "If you want to become a weather professional, study all of the math and science you can," are sometimes asked, "why do I need to study science to be a broadcast meteorologist?" Their parents, like other adults, could well have the... »

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Weather Book at Press Club Book Fair

Friday, September 18th, 2009

Jack Williams' The AMS Weather Book will be among books by 75 nationally-known authors that will be sold and signed at the National Press Club's annual Book Fair and Authors' Night on Tuesday,Nov. 17, 2009 at the historic club in downtown Washington, D.C. Last-minute news Bob Ryan, Chief meteorologist for WRC-TV, Channel 4, in Washington, D.C., will join Jack at his Book... »

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Wildfires: A Window into Science

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009

The stunning images from the wildfires sweeping parts of the Los Angeles area offer a good way to illustrate how science helps us understand the world. Other wildfires in the future will offer similar opportunities for teachers, writers, and broadcasters. The opening of Chapter 9 of The AMS Weather Book is an example of how this can be done. It takes readers... »

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