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Science | Forces of Nature | Meteorologists

Meteorologists do much more than predict the weather on the evening news - they're crucial to our understanding of how the atmosphere interacts with our climate and weather. Here you can learn about meteorologists and their work.

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Espy, James Pollard

Espy, James Pollard (1785--1860), a United States meteorologist. Espy's use of the telegraph to assemble weather data laid the foundations of weather forecasting.


Fujita, Tetsuya Theodore

Tetsuya Theodore Fujita was a meteorologist who contributed greatly to our knowledge of meteorology. Visit HowStuffWorks to learn more about Tetsuya Theodore Fujita. See more »

Zhu Kezhen

Zhu Kezhen was a meteorologist who contributed greatly to our knowledge of meteorology. Visit HowStuffWorks to learn more about Zhu Kezhen. See more »

Abbe, Cleveland

Cleveland Abbe was a meteorologist who contributed greatly to our knowledge of meteorology. Visit HowStuffWorks to learn more about Cleveland Abbe. See more »

Espy, James Pollard

James Pollard Espy was a meteorologist who contributed greatly to our knowledge of meteorology. Visit HowStuffWorks to learn more about James Pollard Espy. See more »

Can China control the weather?

Can China control the weather?

Weather control is being looked at by Chinese officials as a way of ensuring clear skies for the Olympic Games. Read about weather control methods. See more »