We also got some expert opinions from NOAA (a weather service).
We asked them questions about natural disasters (obviously) and they had replied with reasonable answers.
1.What is the most interesting aspect of the study of weather?
Each meteorologist likely finds a different facet of weather that intrigues them, for me it's tropical cyclones (hurricanes).
2.Has there ever been a study on how natural disasters affect people's lives? How do they affect nature and it's ways? For example, how would earth affect the growth of trees and other plants?
There Have been many studies on how people react to natural disasters, both in the short term.
3.How do you predict the weather and how accurate it turns out to be?
Computers have helped make the biggest improvements in forecasting. Computers have allowed scientists to create models of the atmosphere and make predictions of future conditions. 20 years ago, we issued a 3 day forecasts, today the forecasts cover 7 day periods and are more accurate. In addition, forecasts used to be issued for an entire county, today the computers allow the forecaster to issue 7 day forecasts for an area as small as 25 square miles.