seal of approval program for radio and television Currently, there is no mandatory requirement for maintain- THE PROGRAM AS OF 20001 ing the Seal and the following is voluntary: The Board of The goal of the Seal of Approval program is to continu- Broadcast Meteorology recommends that each sealholder ously upgrade radio and television weather programs. Since voluntarily complete one or more of the following continu- the weathercaster is the primary representative of the me- ing professional development activities within each three teorological profession to the public, we, as meteorologists, year period: have a responsibility to help recognize those who are com- petent. The Board of Broadcast Meteorology was formed 1) Register and attend an AMS Broadcast Conference. by the Council in 1957 to establish criteria for the evalua- 2) Enroll and pass a three-hour accredited college-level tion of weathercasters and to conduct the evaluation pro- meteorology, hydrology, oceanography, geology, cedure. The growth of television and radio has been accom- physics, chemistry, or dynamics course. panied by an increasing impact on the public; therefore, the 3) Register and attend an AMS-sponsored workshop per- need for professional weathercasting and its recognition by taining to the atmospheric sciences. the AMS has
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society – American Meteorological Society
Published: Aug 1, 2000
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