Big Picture Science – Weather Vain

by Gary Niederhoff on November 21, 2016

Big Picture Science – Weather Vain

Everyone talks about the weather but no one does anything about it. Not that they haven’t tried. History is replete with attempts to control the weather, but we’d settle for an accurate seven-day forecast.

Find out how sophisticated technology might improve accuracy, including predicting the behavior of severe storms. Plus, the age when “weather forecast” was a laughable idea, but why 19th century rebel scientists pursued it anyway.

Also, a meteorologist who was falsely claimed to have “solved” the mystery of the Bermuda Triangle, and a climate scientist recounts the history of trying to control the weather, and the potential future of geoengineering.

Listen to individual segments here:
Part 1: Cliff Mass / Weather Forecasting
Part 2: Peter Moore / Early Meteorology
Part 3: Steven Miller / Bermuda Hex-clouds
Part 4: Alan Robock / Weather Modification

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