Booklist (Miriam Aronin)
This entry in the STEM Careers series (16 titles) offers a possible path for students who are interested in weather—or need inspiration to focus on school subjects related to science, technology, engineering, and math. The first part of the book not only introduces meteorology but also provides basic information about Earth’s weather. The second part discusses the tools meteorologists use, including weather satellites and balloons, Doppler radar, weather stations, and computer models. This section also introduces places meteorologists can work (TV weather forecasting, the National Weather Service, and private industry). The brief final section tells what aspiring meteorologists can do to begin preparing themselves and offers a possible education and career trajectory. Stock photos, occasional diagrams, and an activity adequately support the text.
— Miriam Aronin