Storm Dunlop

Articles by Storm Dunlop


Name that cloud

Weather affects every single person (every living being) on the planet, but why do people feel meteorology is not for them? Why do they even find it so difficult to identify different types of clouds? Or at least they claim that it is difficult. The average person, it would seem, looks at the sky and […]

Meteorology itself has its fair share of specialized words

What’s the problem with meteorology?

Why is it that some people have difficulty in saying certain words? My grandmother could never pronounce ‘helicopter’ (it always came out as ‘helicotter’) and a friend’s wife could never manage ‘linoleum’ (‘liloleum’). I’ve found an extraordinary number of people have problems with ‘meteorology’. Even my adult-education students invariably had difficulty. Tell them to think […]