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WeatherBrains 76: “Hours to Minutes”

WeatherBrains Episode 76 is now online (July 9, 2007).  The netcast for people who love weather.

In this week’s episode:

Hours to Minutes: Researchers at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) have developed a way to use Doppler radar data to monitor changes in hurricane strength likeHurricane never before. Prior to their technique, hurricane central pressure readings had to wait for flight reports available only every several hours. Now in testing at the National Hurricane Center, the new method can interpret pressure trends every six minutes. We’ll talk with Dr. Wen-Chau Lee and Michael Bell from NCAR;

NOAA LogoBig Changes At NHC: National Hurricane Center Director Bill Proenza was removed from his position on Monday, July 9 by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Mr. Proenza had been making news for several months for being critical of some decisions made by NOAA. We’ll talk about the controversy and hear from some Emergency Managers;

From The Weather Center…

  • WeatherBrains 101: Iso, iso everywhere. What are all those squiggly lines on the weather maps? Professor Peters explains.
  • This Week In Weather History: Lightning heats up New York city … a baseball pitcher cries foul at the wind … and a commercial aircrew’s decision to land during a thunderstorm leads to catastrophe. Bill Murray has This Week In Weather History.

Join James Spann, Kevin Selle, Brian Peters, J.B. Elliott and David Black….

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