Weather Forecaster to Research Scientist: My Career in Meteorology (Paperback)

Weather Forecaster to Research Scientist: My Career in Meteorology By Robert M. Atlas, Dave Jones (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Robert M. Atlas, Dave Jones (Foreword by)
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This memoir follows the sixty-year meteorology career of Robert M. Atlas.
As a young child, Robert M. Atlas would often look up at the sky, observe the clouds, and ask his parents questions about the weather. That early interest sparked a career in meteorology that took place during a period of rapid development in the field. Weather Forecaster to Research Scientist follows his decades-long career and his innovative research, which led to improvements in the understanding and prediction of extreme weather.

Atlas’s journey begins with his start as an apprentice forecaster for the US Weather Bureau during a time when satellite meteorology and operational numerical weather prediction were just in their infancy. Weather Forecaster to Research Scientist also traces his experiences as an operational forecaster in the US Air Force, discusses his pioneering work on ocean surface winds using satellites, and describes his leadership of scientific organizations within NASA and NOAA as well as his experiences teaching at several universities. An engaging account of a distinguished career, this book will appeal to students, educators, weather forecasters, scientists, and weather enthusiasts alike.

About the Author

Robert M. Atlas is the former chief meteorologist at NASA’s Goddard Laboratory for Atmospheres and the past director of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory. He is a recipient of the NASA Medal for Exceptional Scientific Achievement and the American Meteorological Society’s Banner I. Miller Award.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781944970772
ISBN-10: 1944970770
Publisher: American Meteorological Society
Publication Date: March 18th, 2022
Pages: 120