Applied Meteorology

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Taught by Jen

Jen founded the Brainery with Soma a million years ago and lives in Fort Greene. 

You can ask her anything at jen@brooklynbrainery.com.

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You might be surprised to hear that watching Twister twenty times and obsessing over hurricane coverage on The Weather Channel as a 9-year old does not make you all that knowledgeable about the weather. So now, I'm finally getting down to learning all the stuff that will let you predict rain and whatever else meteorologists do.

In this class, we'll build barometers and anemometers with a bunch of stuff from around the house to measure barometric pressure and wind velocity (keys to any good weather prediction!).  We'll study up on the approximately one million types of clouds and what they portend, along with wind and storms and pressure systems of all kinds.

We'll figure out which crazy folk sayings about the weather are actually right (red at night...) and which ones are huge lies (most of them?). And we'll talk a bit about the history of predicting weather, all the way from Aristotle to today. After this class, you'll be qualified to do the weather on the local news, at the very least.

Some weather related resources to pique your interest: The Cloudspotter's Guide (I am really excited to read this book!); Predicting Weather the Natural Way; weather for sailors; folksy weather predictions for everyone else.

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