History of Weather Forcasting

meteorology

Aristotle writes Meteorologica

400 B.C.

Early weather instruments invented

1600

Coriolis discovers what is will be called Coriolis Effect

1835

First weather report sent via telegraph

1849

Weather Bureau formed, later called National Weather Service

1890

Discovery of atmosphere layers

1902

Bjerknes discovers effects of El Nino current

1950

Weather Satellites are launced

1960

Doppler Radar first used

1980

International collaboration using satellites to understand weather patterns

1990

spaceflight history

Chinese use rockets as weapons

300 B.C.

Congreve develops powerful war rockets

1700

Goddard develops liquid fueled rockets

1920

First supersonic flight in rocket powered plane

1947

Two stage rocket developed

1950

Glenn orbits Earth

1962

Armstrong walks on the moon

1969

First space shuttle, Columbia, is launched

1981

Soviet Union launches Mir space station

1986

Russia and U.S. launch first part of Int. Space Station

1998