Archive for March, 2010

Pilots weather: the atmosphere aloft

Monday, March 22nd, 2010

While most people are concerned about the weather only at ground level, pilots and meteorologists focus on what's happening aloft. Pilots need to understand weather away from the ground because that's where they fly. Meteorologists need to track the weather aloft because it's the key to understanding and forecasting weather at earth's surface. This page is not an introduction to the weather... »

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Meteorological pioneer Joanne Simpson dies

Saturday, March 6th, 2010

Joanne Simpson, a world-renowned atmospheric scientist who led the way for today's many women meteorologists, died on Thursday, March 4, in Washington, D.C. She and her husband Robert (Bob) Simpson, who survives her, were a rare example of a wife and husband who were both leaders in the same scientific field.  In The AMS Weather Book I characterized their importance:... »

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