Seminar: Personal reflections on the evolution of weather forecasting
- Atlantic Building
This talk will complement Dr. Atlas's recent memoir "Weather Forecaster to Research Scientist" published by the American Meteorological Society. It will begin with an overview of the essential nature of weather forecasting and the main approaches that have been used. Dr. Atlas will then describe briefly his personal experience as an apprentice forecaster with the U.S. Weather Bureau in the early 1960's and as an operational forecaster in the U.S. Air Force in the 1970's. This will be followed by highlights from some of the research that Dr. Atlas has been involved in over the last 50 years, such as the initial impact of quantitative satellite data on numerical weather prediction, extreme weather events, and Observing System Simulation Experiments.
Atlantic Building Room 2400