Map Room

Particularly targeted toward operational meteorologists as well as up-and-coming forecasters and students, Map Room features interesting forecast situations in relatively straightforward language. The discussion is akin to a “map room” briefing with good visual documentation, with discussion of models where necessary, but with emphasis primarily on concepts: lessons learned or applications of science to everyday or unusual weather scenarios. The articles are usually less than 2,000 words and use the minimal, informal citation style used in In Box. A brief list of “For Further Reading” takes the place of “References” and citations—usually with less than 10 entries.