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Weather on the air : a history of broadcast meteorology

Author: Robert Henson; American Meteorological Society.
Publisher: Boston, Mass. : American Meteorological Society, ©2010.
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The first comprehensive history of its kind, Weather on the Air explores the many forces that have shaped weather broadcasts over the years, including the long-term drive to professionalize weathercasting, the complex relations between government and private forecasters, and the effects of climate-change science and the Internet on today's broadcasts. Dozens of photos and anecdotes accompany Henson's more than two  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Henson, Robert, 1960-
Weather on the air.
Boston, Mass. : American Meteorological Society, ©2010
(OCoLC)776206482
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Henson; American Meteorological Society.
ISBN: 9781878220981 1878220985
OCLC Number: 540182475
Description: xiii, 241 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. "And now, your forecast" : a whirlwind tour through TV weather history --
2. The big picture : the when, where, and who of weathercasting --
3. The invisible weather team : how public and private meteorologists shape the weathercast --
4. But seriously ... : attitudes and approaches to conveying the weather --
5. Blue skies and green screens : the technical side of weathercasting --
6. Breaking through the glass map : diversifying the ranks of weathercasters --
7. Coast to coast : the nationwide approach to weathercasting --
8. When minutes count : getting the word out during severe weather --
9. Voices of weather : the story of radio weathercasting --
10. Cloudy and warmer : climate change and weathercasting --11. The extended outlook : whither the weathercast?
Responsibility: Robert Henson.

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From low humor to high drama, TV weather reporting over the years has encompassed an enormous range of styles and approaches, triggering chuckles, infuriating the masses, and at times even saving  Read more...

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