An Overview of Recent Work in Weather Forecasting and Suggestions for Future Work

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  • 1 Chairman, AMS Committee on Weather Forecasting and Analysis
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Of all the scientific interests in the American Meteorological Society, none has more visibility to the public, or a more pronounced effect on man's day-to-day activities, than weather forecasting. In this paper, recent research on this important topic is briefly outlined and a number of suggested avenues of future work are discussed. At the end of the paper, specific recommendations regarding the manner in which weather information is disseminated are given.

1 Center for Advanced Studies and the Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va. 22903.

Of all the scientific interests in the American Meteorological Society, none has more visibility to the public, or a more pronounced effect on man's day-to-day activities, than weather forecasting. In this paper, recent research on this important topic is briefly outlined and a number of suggested avenues of future work are discussed. At the end of the paper, specific recommendations regarding the manner in which weather information is disseminated are given.

1 Center for Advanced Studies and the Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va. 22903.

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