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Weather and science of auto racing

By Jack Williams ©2015

Although I've focused on writing about meteorology and other atmospheric sciences since 1982, I've never passed up a chance to write about auto racing. An April 3, 2010 story on the BBC Web site from the Malaysian Formula One race, "McLaren & Ferrari rue rain errors," gives me an opportunity to get into how not only meteorology but other... »

Teaching the Science of Weather

By Jack Williams ©2015

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... »