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Authors of the Storm: Meteorologists and the Culture of Prediction

Gary Fine


Whether it is used as an icebreaker in conversation or as the subject of serious inquiry, “the weather” is one of the few subjects that everyone talks about. And though we recognize the faces that bring us the weather on television, how government meteorologists and forecasters go about their jobs is rarely scrutinized. Given recent weather-related disasters, it is time we find out more. This book offers an inside look at how meteorologists and forecasters predict the weather. Based on field observation and interviews at the Storm Prediction Center in Oklahoma, the National Weather Service in ... More

Keywords: weather, meteorologists, forecasters, weather-related disasters, field observation, Storm Prediction Center, Oklahoma, National Weather Service, weather forecasts

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780226249520
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: February 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226249544.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gary Fine, author

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