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Can A Hedgehog Forecast Rain?

Nov 20, 2020   By AMS Staff

While the scientific methods have varied a great deal, weather forecasting has been a subject of human endeavor for as long as we have written records! Ancient forecasters used everything from cloud observations to jellyfish sightings to predict the weather and help them make their most important decisions on topics from going to war to sowing crops. 

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Some Welcoming Remarks

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By Keith Seitter

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Science is Cool and It Helps People

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AMS 2018 Keynote Speaker Richard Alley joins us to share his enthusiasm for science and science communication.

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Developing Tools for Forecasting and Communication: The Human Role in their Design

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