Welcome to the Weather Communications I web page! This introductory class has been created specifically to address the communication of weather information. The weather can be communicated through a variety of means including web pages, newspapers, and audio and video broadcasting. Weather Communications I has a unique format: A variety of teachers lead students through lectures and activities that address different types of weather communication and their application in the real-world. Each assignment is varied and interesting; for example students create a new wind chill index and determine the noise pollution impact of mining on a small town. Students also have the chance to learn about job opportunities ranging from on-air television personality to forecaster for a major airline. Most importantly, Weather Communications I teaches students the importance of communicating all ideas effectively, not only the weather.
Throughout this site, you'll find important information about the Weather Communications I class: A important class information (including the various syllabi), information on the instructors for the class, and examples of projects from previous classes.
As a part of Weather Communications I, students also get a chance to meet those directly involved in the weather communications field. Below is a picture of Paul Kocin, winter weather expert on the Weather Channel. Mr. Kocin received his bachelor's in meteorology from Cornell University and his master's in meteorology from Penn State.