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Ch 13: Weather Forecasting and Analysis

About This Chapter

These video lessons will teach you all about predicting the weather. Use the worksheets and quizzes to evaluate your comprehension of the weather forecasting and analysis concepts presented in each lesson.

Weather Forecasting and Analysis

Have you ever watched a weather report on television and wondered how meteorologists come up with their forecasts? They often use words and phrases like computer models, long-range forecast, upper-level maps and radar images. This chapter will help you understand some of the methods, modeling and maps meteorologists employ to predict what the weather will be like tomorrow or even several days from now. These video lessons will help you understand things like:

  • Types of forecasting methods
  • What procedures are used to forecast the weather
  • How meteorologists decide forecasts are reliable
  • What maps and images are used to analyze the weather

VideoObjective
Identifying & Describing Weather Forecasting Methods & Types Study forecasting methods and types, such as persistence, computer and statistical forecasting.
Weather Forecast Procedures and Products Explore the phases in numerical modeling and medium-range and long-range forecasting.
Weather Forecast Assessment & Verification Discuss the various ways in which forecasts are assessed and verified.
Types of Weather Maps and Images Examine weather maps and images, such as surface maps, upper-level maps, satellite images and radar images.

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