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chapter news Arkansa s After a short business meeting, David Hartman ex- The Arkansas chapter has developed an educational plained to the group how he puts together his three daily project called "The Arkansas MetNet" as part of its com- weather shows, the importance of ratings and television munity outreach program. The project, created by then research, and how nowcasting and being more specific Chapter President George Wilken, places weather instru- in his forecasts have increased service to the viewing ments at selected schools in order to further the study of public. He also showed how the weather graphics are weather and to help the created and how special effects can add to the presenta- schools develop meteorol- tion. Hartman then showed several videotapes of promos for WAPT, including one that uses the base velocity prod- ogy curricula. uct from the Jackson WSR-88D. Wilken bought, refur- bished, and built two sets of Bassett, who is responsible for the early morning rain gauges, thermometers, broadcast on WAPT, then told how she approaches her and instrument shelters and shows. Since her shows are in the morning and last placed them at two loca- longer, they are geared more for the students and moth- http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society American Meteorological Society

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American Meteorological Society
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1520-0477
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10.1175/1520-0477-78.3.530
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Abstract

Arkansa s After a short business meeting, David Hartman ex- The Arkansas chapter has developed an educational plained to the group how he puts together his three daily project called "The Arkansas MetNet" as part of its com- weather shows, the importance of ratings and television munity outreach program. The project, created by then research, and how nowcasting and being more specific Chapter President George Wilken, places weather instru- in his forecasts have increased service to the viewing ments at selected schools in order to further the study of public. He also showed how the weather graphics are weather and to help the created and how special effects can add to the presenta- schools develop meteorol- tion. Hartman then showed several videotapes of promos for WAPT, including one that uses the base velocity prod- ogy curricula. uct from the Jackson WSR-88D. Wilken bought, refur- bished, and built two sets of Bassett, who is responsible for the early morning rain gauges, thermometers, broadcast on WAPT, then told how she approaches her and instrument shelters and shows. Since her shows are in the morning and last placed them at two loca- longer, they are geared more for the students and moth-

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Bulletin of the American Meteorological SocietyAmerican Meteorological Society

Published: Mar 1, 1997

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