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Origin of the Weather
August 11, 2021
Origin of the Weather
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All Hail the Cannon
September 15, 2021
All Hail the Cannon

Learn about Weather Modification Before World War I, hail cannons, and historical attempts to control weather, reduce damage from storms, and protect crops. 

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Da Vinci and the Downburst
October 6, 2021
Da Vinci and the Downburst
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Winds of War
November 15, 2021
Winds of War
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The Weather at Waterloo
January 13, 2022
The Weather at Waterloo
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Fostering Weather Education
January 14, 2022
Fostering Weather Education
Observations in the Great Unknown
January 28, 2022
Observations in the Great Unknown

Weather observations became a major business in the 19th century, as countries recognized the importance of this science and competed to gain economic and strategic advantages. The Austrians created the first national meteorological service in the world in 1851. England was a close second, as Admiral Robert FitzRoy founded the United Kingdom Meteorological Office in 1854. Other countries followed: India in 1875, Finland in 1881, and the United States Weather Bureau in 1890.

Think Like a Lifeguard
March 14, 2022
Think Like a Lifeguard

"Think Like a Lifeguard" this Spring Break, upcoming summer, and beyond

Understanding and Predicting Northeast Snowstorms: A Lifelong Journey
March 24, 2022
Understanding and Predicting Northeast Snowstorms: A Lifelong Journey
Statements of the American Meteorological Society
March 30, 2022
Statements of the American Meteorological Society

There is an important resource that members of the AMS Weather Band may not have on their radar, but should: Statements of the AMS. These are relatively short (a few pages) documents that provide the authoritative position of the AMS on an issue or topic. AMS Statements are created following a very tightly proscribed and rigorous process that involves experts in the subject are being covered and multiple levels of careful review.

Think Like a Lifeguard this Spring Break, upcoming summer, and beyond
April 13, 2022
Think Like a Lifeguard this Spring Break, upcoming summer, and beyond
Gaining a better understanding of the actions people take during a tornado emergency
May 3, 2022
Gaining a better understanding of the actions people take during a tornado emergency
Weather Band Author Interview: Dr. Robert Atlas
May 16, 2022
Weather Band Author Interview: Dr. Robert Atlas
Being a Meteorologist at a National Weather Network
May 31, 2022
Being a Meteorologist at a National Weather Network

Take a step into the studio at a national weather network to see how a 24/7 production of weather forecasts works.

More Than A Scientist: Irene Sans
June 22, 2022
More Than A Scientist: Irene Sans
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Lightning Safety Week with The National Lightning Safety Council
June 27, 2022
Lightning Safety Week with The National Lightning Safety Council
Confronting Climate Gridlock:  How Diplomacy, Technology, and Policy Can Unlock a Clean Energy Future
July 1, 2022
Confronting Climate Gridlock: How Diplomacy, Technology, and Policy Can Unlock a Clean Energy Future
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Grave Waves: A BAMS Parcel on Gravity Waves
July 7, 2022
Grave Waves: A BAMS Parcel on Gravity Waves

Lars Hoffmann comments on satellite images showing a pattern of atmospheric gravity waves after the eruption of a volcano in the South Pacific

A Most Mighty Wind
July 11, 2022
A Most Mighty Wind

Wind-speed capability of a planned testing facility at Florida International University (FIU) that the National Science Foundation recently awarded a $12.8 million grant clocks in at 200 miles per hour. 

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A Totally Turbul-ar Tunnel
July 14, 2022
A Totally Turbul-ar Tunnel
Art of The Atmosphere with Stan Gedzelman
July 14, 2022
Art of The Atmosphere with Stan Gedzelman
Christmas Storms
July 20, 2022
Christmas Storms

How a thunderstorm changed Europe forever.

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Take Me Out to the Floating Ballpark
August 15, 2022
Take Me Out to the Floating Ballpark

Sites that once appeared to be great places to build a ballpark are now expected to be underwater.”

Inside the NOAA/NWS Storm Prediction Center
August 19, 2022
Inside the NOAA/NWS Storm Prediction Center

Bill Bunting takes Weather Band members along as he describes the day-to-day operations of the Storm Prediction Center as it fulfills its mission of protecting life and property from severe thunderstorms, tornadoes and critical fire weather conditions.

Fly Over the Dye
August 22, 2022
Fly Over the Dye

The movement of coastal waters is difficult to track over space and time because of the spatial complexities and variable nature of coastal ecosystems and the difficulty of monitoring water flows over a large area.