ROLE OF THE METEOROLOGIST

IN A

TV NEWS DEPARTMENT

 

  1. Staff scientist What is a scientist?

  2. -Science is a method or a way of thinking - not a topic or subject of study.

  3. Present accurate and reliable forecasts

  4. -What is a forecast?
    -What is an outlook?
    -AVOID THE ISSUE: Let the audience in on your thought processes!

  5. Provide scientifically sound explanations

  6. -There is no magic!
    -Simplification and generalization - A VALUABLE SKILL TO DEVELOP
    Inaccurate and wrong information is often the result of poor
    simplification and generalization.

  7. Stimulate interest in meteorology

  8. -Interesting and true facts and events

  9. Help future meteorologists get started
  10. Provide warnings and related information

  11. -Knowledge of storm structure - DISSEMINATE ACCURATE INFORMATION
    -Knowledge of radar interpretation - DISSEMINATE ACCURATE INFORMATION
    -Ethics and public safety
    -Accuracy issue - hype can endanger the public
    -Post-event truth
    -Post-event promotion - Is it ethical?
    -Post-event performance analysis