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Teague, K. A., & Gallicchio, N. (2017). The Evolution of Meteorology: A Look Into the Past, Present and Future of Weather Forecasting. John Wiley & Sons.

Teague, K. A., & Gallicchio, N. (2017). The Evolution of Meteorology: A Look Into the Past, Present and Future of Weather Forecasting. John Wiley & Sons.

Kevin Teague and Nicole Gallicchio were students who graduated from the Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences B.S. Program at Stony Brook University. Kevin graduated in December of 2011, and started working at FleetWeather Inc in Hopewell Junction, NY as a Marine Meteorologist Technician. After Nicole graduated in May of 2012, both decided to open their own private weather forecasting and consulting company, Forecasting Consultants LLC. Together they built and ran the company with success, working with event planners from around the country, various law firms, private contractors, and more.

In April 2015, Kevin and Nicole were asked to be part of an environmental textbook series and started work on researching and authoring their own textbook called The Evolution of Meteorology: a look into the past, present, and future of weather forecasting. This summer, after over two years of dedicated and strenuous research and work, Wiley Blackwell Publishing Company approved and published the textbook. Kevin has continued to be a weather enthusiast while also working full-time in Administration at the North Shore Public Library in Shoreham, NY. Nicole has continued to run and build Forecasting Consultants LLC, while also working full-time in strategic management positions.

Summary

The essential guide to the history, current trends, and the future of meteorology 

This comprehensive review explores the evolution of the field of meteorology, from its infancy in 3000 bc, through the birth of fresh ideas and the naming of the field as a science, to the technology boom, to today. The Evolution of Meteorology reveals the full story of where meteorology was then to where it is now, where the field is heading, and what needs to be done to get the field to levels never before imagined. Authored by experts of the topic, this book includes information on forecasting technologies, organizations, governmental agencies, and world cooperative projects.

The authors explore the ancient history of the first attempts to understand and predict weather and examine the influence of the very early birth of television, computers, and technologies that are useful to meteorology. This modern-day examination of meteorology is filled with compelling research, statistics, future paths, ideas, and suggestions. This vital resource:

  • Examines current information on climate change and recent extreme weather events
  • Starts with the Ancient Babylonians and ends with the largest global agreement of any kind with the Paris Agreement
  • Includes current information on the most authoritative research in the field of meteorology
  • Contains data on climate change theories and understanding, as well as extreme weather statistics and histories

This enlightening text explores in full the history of the study of meteorology in order to bring awareness to the overall path and future prospects of meteorology. 

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