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Webinar: Monthly Weather Review at 150 Years: Its History, Impact, and Legacy

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Thursday, 07 October 2021, 1:00

Thursday, October 7, 2021. 1:00 PM. Webinar: Monthly Weather Review at 150 Years: Its History, Impact, and Legacy. David M. Schultz, University of Manchester; Sean Potter, American Meteorological Society. Sponsored by NOAA. More information here. Register here.

Abstract: Monthly Weather Review, the oldest continuously published meteorological journal in the world, publishes its 150th volume in 2022. In January 1873, the U.S. War Department's Army Signal Service began producing a monthly report summarizing weather across the United States. In 1891, Monthly Weather Review was transferred from the military to the newly established Weather Bureau. Over time and sometimes erratically, it grew into a scientific journal. In 1974, Monthly Weather Review was transferred to the American Meteorological Society, who continues to publish it to this day (although a 2003 proposal might have ended it). This review discusses some of its history and impact, as well as giving the audience an opportunity to test their knowledge with a quiz.

Bio(s): Prof David Schultz is the Monthly Weather Review Chief Editor. Born in Pittsburgh, with degrees from MIT, University of Washington, and SUNY Albany, he has been at the University of Manchester since 2009. He wrote Eloquent Science: A Practical Guide to Becoming a Better Writer, Speaker, and Atmospheric Scientist. Sean Potter is a meteorologist and weather historian whose career includes work for ABC News, Weatherwise, and NWS. He holds AMS certifications in both consulting and broadcast meteorology and is the author of Too Near for Dreams: The Story of Cleveland Abbe, America's First Weather Forecaster.

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