PROGRAM 1 -  "The Who, What, Where, When and Why of Weather"

Program 1
"The Who, What, Where, When and Why of Weather"

Program Transcript

Broadcast Questions

Program Content:
   Fly through a turbulent eye wall with NOAA researchers in "Hurricane Dennis--Blow by Blow". "Operation Mountain Storm" documents a field campaign in search of the secrets of winter snowstorms that can pack as much energy or more as summer hurricanes. See how some of the most important principles in physical and geoscience come to life in "What Makes Earth's Weather?" explained by NASA researcher Marshall Shepherd. Learn about El Niño and La Niña and see how NOAA is trying to "wire" both the Pacific and the Atlantic to provide more accurate long-range forecasts in "The Boy, The Girl and Global Climate." Find out how NASA satellites are helping us actually measure rainfall everywhere on Earth, over the unpopulated oceans as well as over land. All this, plus portraits of enthusiastic weather and climate researchers, plus "Wild Weather" (30 second "inform-ercials" of fast-paced video and graphics) documenting some of the most amazing facts and fictions about the weather.

URL Post

   In conjunction with the broadcast, an extensive list of URLs will be compiled to connect you to the people and sites seen during the broadcasts and to further your Internet exploration.

March 7, 2000 URL Post


   During the program which aired March 7, 2000, from 13:00-14:00 Eastern, and for one hour thereafter (i.e. from 13:00-15:00 Eastern), students had the opportunity to submit questions in real time to weather researchers and to receive back individual answers via e-mail.

View the FAQ from the March 7, 2000 broadcast!

   PASSPORT TO KNOWLEDGE is very grateful to the researchers at the Hurricane Research Division in Miami, FL, and the National Severe Storms Laboratory in Norman, OK, as well as National Weather Service volunteers around the nation, and NASA researchers at Goddard Space Flight Center for generously contributing their time and knowledge to support this unique service