TITLE: Weather Forecasting
SPEAKER: Bob Ryan
EVENT DATE: 11/15/2006
FORMAT: Video + Captions
RUNNING TIME: 38 minutes
TRANSCRIPT: View Transcript (link will open in a new window)
Bob Ryan, chief meteorologist at NBC4 (WRC-TV), discussed weather forecasting in a lecture sponsored by the Library's Science, Technology and Business Division.
Speaker Biography: Bob Ryan has been NBC4's chief meteorologist since 1980, making him the longest-serving weathercaster in Washington. His career began in Cambridge, Mass., where he was involved in cloud physics research with Arthur D. Little, Inc. Ryan is involved professionally in science. In 1996, he was elected president of the American Meteorological Society (AMS), making him the only broadcaster to have led this prestigious organization. He also has served on the board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate for the National Academy of Sciences, two committees of the National Research Council and the Advisory Committee of the Geoscience Directorate of the National Science Foundation. Ryan has also been called upon repeatedly to testify before various committees of Congress.