Weather on the Air

A History of Broadcast Meteorology

by Robert Henson

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ISBNs
  • 1935704001
  • 9781878220981
  • 9781935704003
From low humor to high drama, TV weather reporting has encompassed an enormous range of styles and approaches, triggering chuckles, infuriating the masses, and at times even saving lives. In Weather on the Air, meteorologist and science journalist Robert Henson covers it all—the people, technology, science, and show business that combine to deliver the weather to the public each day. Featuring 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. With dozens of photos and anecdotes illuminating the many forces that have shaped weather broadcasts over the years, this engaging study will be an invaluable tool for students of broadcast meteorology and mass communication and an entertaining read for anyone fascinated by the public face of weather.

  • American Meteorological Society; January 2013
  • ISBN: 9781935704003
  • Edition: 1
  • Read online, or download in DRM-free PDF (digitally watermarked) format
  • Title: Weather on the Air
  • Author: Robert Henson
  • Imprint: American Meteorological Society
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 1935704001
  • 9781878220981
  • 9781935704003

About The Author

Robert Henson is a science writer at the National Center for Atmospheric Research and a contributing editor to Weatherwise magazine. His other books include The Rough Guide to Weather and The Rough Guide to Climate Change.