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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: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Henson, Robert, 1960-
Weather on the air.
Boston, Mass. : American Meteorological Society, ©2010
(DLC) 2010014282
(OCoLC)540182475
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Henson; American Meteorological Society.
ISBN: 9781935704003 1935704001
OCLC Number: 824429174
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 241 pages, [8] pages of plates) : illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
Contents: "And Now, Your Forecast" --
The Big Picture --
The Invisible Weather Team --
But Seriously ... --
Blue Skies and Green Screens --
Breaking through the Glass Map --
Coast to Coast --
When Minutes Count --
Voices of Weather --
Cloudy and Warmer --
The Extended Outlook.
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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From green screens to greenhouse gases, a thorough a very readable history of broadcast meteorology. --Greg Carbin, warning coordination meteorologist, NOAA/NWS Storm Prediction Center"

 
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