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Forecasting the Weather for the Next Few Minutes to the Coming Decades
with Bob Ryan
This class provides a visual, historic, and current state of the science look at how weather forecasts are made and how climate outlooks are made. What does the future hold for improving forecasts and what should we all be doing to better understand the changes to come in the application of weather and climate forecasts for ourselves, our family, our economy, our country and our home, our Earth?
Come with an open mind and plenty of questions.
A fixture for decades on local television networks, Bob Ryan retired as a broadcast meteorologist in 2013. Most recently, he was chief meteorologist for WJLA Channel 7, but the bulk of his career he served as chief meteorologist at Washington NBC affiliate WRC-TV from 1980-2010. Prior, he was the Today Show's first on-air meteorologist, which was also the first network television meteorologist position. Ryan has a Bachelor's Degree in physics and a Master's Degree in Atmospheric Science from the University at Albany. He worked as an atmospheric researcher at Arthur D. Little Inc. Ryan is a past president of the American Meteorological Society, and he wrote and published the Weatherwise Almanac, an annual meteorology almanac for 25 years that detailed weather events of the year.