Bart Adrian will be our live TED Talk presenter Tuesday, Nov. 17. You might remember him as the former on-air meteorologist at WITI-TV (FOX 6). During his 28 years at FOX 6, Bart taught meteorology to UW-Milwaukee undergraduates and to elementary school students in the UWM “College for Kids” program.

He has been fascinated with the weather and with history since his boyhood in the Chicago area. Currently, he teaches meteorology and mathematics at UW-Milwaukee, assists as a forecaster with the UWM Innovative Weather Program, works part-time as a weather observer for the FAA, and serves as President of the Greater Milwaukee Chapter of the American Meteorological Society.

In this talk, you will hear three short narratives, each illustrating the impact of weather forecasts and forecasters on the course of human history. In particular, you will learn details about the 1941 German forecast for the Russian winter of 1941-42; the 1944 forecast for the Allied D-Day invasion of France; and the evolution of modern weather forecasting from the early 20th century to the dawn of the computer age. Each narrative will also demonstrate the inter-connectedness of the global community of meteorologists, with some interesting connections to Wisconsin. Registration is required for this event.



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Date(s) - 11/17/2020
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Center for Life Enrichment

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