This book covers the pioneering scientists of weather and climate science, who often run into puzzling phenomena. With the growing unpredictability of weather and climate as climate change threatens our planet and the lives that inhabit it, forecasting has become a more challenging, but vital field of study. This revised edition features the latest on weather prediction models and key organizational players in the field, while still providing foundational and historical information about Earth's climate. Featuring information published in reports or presented at conferences, this guide will make a great addition to classroom libraries. Chapters include Paleoclimatology-Evolution of Earth's Climate; Polar Climate-A Sensitive Indicator of Change; Solar Variation and Earth's Climate; Tornado Formation; Hurricane Forecasting; Intentional Weather Modification; Numerical Weather Prediction Models; National Centers for Environmental Information; American Meteorological Society; Greenhouse Effect; and National Weather Service (NWS).