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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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Abbe, Cleveland

Abbe, Cleveland (1838-1916), a United States meteorologist, often called the "father of the Weather Bureau." As director of the Cincinnati Observatory, 1868-73, Abbe issued daily weather reports, which led to the federal government's establishment of a national weather service.


 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 »