How Do I Become a Meteorologist?

Are you a junior high or high school student fascinated by weather and curious to know what it takes to become a meteorologist? Join us Friday, June 26, at 2:00 p.m. CDT, for an opportunity to get academic and career advice from FOX4 Kansas City meteorologist Alex Countee.

Tetsuya Fujita

Tetsuya Theodor Fujita, a Japanese/American meteorologist known to his colleagues as Ted, was born Oct. 23, 1920.  Fujita was raised and educated in Japan; he came to the United States at age 33 to conduct weather research at the University of Chicago, focusing on...

Luke Howard

Luke Howard, an English chemist and amateur meteorologist, was born Nov. 28, 1772. In 1796, he and a pharmacist friend in London founded the Askesian Society, a philosophical club where members could present papers for discussion and critique.  In December of 1802,...

Gilbert Walker

Gilbert Thomas Walker, an English mathematician and meteorologist, was born June 14, 1868. Among meteorologists, Walker is known for discovering certain large-scale patterns in atmospheric circulation that can be connected to such phenomena as monsoons in India and el Nińo in the eastern Pacific. One of these circulation patterns…

Edward Lorenz

Edward Norton Lorenz, an American mathematician and meteorologist, was born May 23, 1917. In 1960, Lorenz installed a Royal McBee LGP-30 computer in his office at MIT and began to try using it to make weather predictions…