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Weather on the Air

A History of Broadcast Meteorology

Authors: Henson, Robert

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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.

About the authors

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.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • “And Now, Your Forecast”

    Pages 1-22

    Henson, Robert

  • The Big Picture

    Pages 23-43

    Henson, Robert

  • The Invisible Weather Team

    Pages 45-63

    Henson, Robert

  • But Seriously …

    Pages 65-83

    Henson, Robert

  • Blue Skies and Green Screens

    Pages 85-107

    Henson, Robert

Buy this book

eBook $24.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-935704-00-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Weather on the Air
Book Subtitle
A History of Broadcast Meteorology
Authors
Copyright
2010
Publisher
American Meteorological Society
Copyright Holder
American Meteorological Society
eBook ISBN
978-1-935704-00-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-935704-00-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
264
Number of Illustrations
70 b/w illustrations, 16 illustrations in colour
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