Was Aristotle Bad For Weather?

Who was the father of meteorology? While maybe not the first to document weather or have weather theories, Aristotle would become the defacto source of weather theory for nearly 2000 years. Imagine the earth being surrounded by water then air and then fire. Well, those beliefs lasted a long time and served as a baseline of common beliefs. While he got some things right, there were certainly some interesting beliefs that he put forth.

Here are some useful links from topics discussed in this episode:

  • Meteorology By Aristotle
    • http://classics.mit.edu/Aristotle/meteorology.html
  • Earth’s Vertical Profile of Temperature
    • http://apollo.lsc.vsc.edu/classes/met130/notes/chapter1/vert_temp_all.html
  • How Alexa thinks rain forms
    • https://www.evi.com/q/how_does_rain_form
  • Why didn’t Hurricane Irma kill more Americans? Thank the meteorologists
    • http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-irma-prepared-20170912-story.html
  • What Goes Into Hurricane Forecasting? Satellites, Supercomputers And More
    • http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/09/08/549477502/what-goes-into-hurricane-forecasting-satellites-supercomputers-and-more

And now for the episode…