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Science Cafe: From the Mud to the Sun: Military Weather Support

  • Thursday, August 17, 2017
  • 7:00pm - 8:30pm

A little different than predicting tomorrow’s high temperatures and chances for rain, forecasting for military operations covers the planet from the “mud to the sun.” A day’s work can include predicting the dry and wet trafficability of soils, surface fog visibility, coastal wave heights, mid-level cloud coverage amounts, high altitude atmospheric winds, and space weather impacts on communications. Come out and learn how the US Air Force performs weather support functions for Department of Defense missions across the US and the world. Focus will be on meteorology support for aviation missions, but will also cover support for ground and sea operations, highlighted by historical impacts of weather on military operations.

About our Speaker

Lt Col T.C. Moore, USAF (retired), earned his BS (Meteorology) and MS (Atmospheric Science) degrees from NC State University, and held a variety of operational and staff weather support positions during his 22-year active duty career, including forecaster, environmental consultant, staff briefer, branch chief, and squadron commander. He currently works in a civil service position for the Dept of the Air Force, where he serves as the Director of Weather’s liaison to other federal meteorological and aviation agencies, and directs the development of plans to integrate emerging science and technology for the purpose of improving weather resource planning and programming.



August 17, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Daily Planet Cafe

Downtown Raleigh
11 West Jones Street
Raleigh, NC 27601 United States
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Katey Ahmann