Chad Merrill / Earth Networks
9:30 a.m. — Interpreting Forecast and Model Data For Astronomer Enthusiasts
Chad Merrill will talk about how to interpret local forecasts as it relates to your specific area for astronomical viewing. He will also talk about how to take the forecast model data and cater it to your specific viewing location. The talk will include some of the biases in forecast model data that can misinterpreted by the end user.
Chad Merrill is a meteorologist who has been working for 10 years with Earth Networks in Germantown, Md., a company that provides customized forecast products for specialized applications. Prior to working in the Meteorological Operations Department at Earth Networks, Chad was a television meteorologist for WHAG-TV in Hagerstown, Md. He graduated with a meteorology degree from California University of Pennsylvania in 2002.