WeatherBrains 810: I Drive A POC

WeatherBrains Episode 810 is now online (July 26th, 2021). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Tonight’s Guest WeatherBrain is Project Scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research as part of the Research Applications Laboratory Weather Systems and Assessment Program, specializing in research at the intersections of transportation, weather, climate and artificial intelligence.  Dr. Curtis Walker, welcome to WeatherBrains!

  • Toll of highway crashes due to severe weather conditions (13:00)
  • What is the goal of automated technology in regards to situational awareness?  (33:30)
  • How does new weather technology on modern cars work? (38:20)
  • Serving underrepresented communities and improving diversity at NCAR (1:08:30)
  • Issues with receiving severe weather warnings in vehicles (1:11:50)
  • When is it time to consider moving to an electric vehicle? (1:22:20)
  • The Astronomy Outlook with Tony Rice
  • This Week in Tornado History with Jen
  • National Weather Round-Up
  • and more!

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Web Sites from Episode 810:

Dr. Curtis Walker Bio

Picks of the Week:

Dr. Curtis Walker – This company is testing self-driving cars in New York City for the first time

Jen Narramore – New “Destructive” Severe Thunderstorm Warning category to trigger Wireless Emergency Alerts on mobile phones

Nate Johnson – Out

Troy Kimmel – Out

Kim Klockow-McClain – Perception of Risk

Bill Murray – Foghorn

James Spann – Climate Doesn’t Have To Be A Dirty Word

Aubrey Urbanowicz – Out

The WeatherBrains crew includes your host, James Spann, plus other notable geeks like Troy Kimmel, Bill Murray, Aubrey Urbanowicz, Jen Narramore, Nate Johnson, and Kim Klockow-McClain. They bring together a wealth of weather knowledge and experience for another fascinating netcast about weather.

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WeatherBrains 809: For God’s Sake Take Cover

WeatherBrains Episode 809 is now online (July 19th, 2021). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Tonight’s Guest WeatherBrain is an American treasure.   He has been a fixture of journalism in the U.S. since the mid-1960s with a long career at CBS and in a variety of other positions.  He earned his JD from Washburn University School of Law in 1966, but a tornado sent him in a different direction.  Bill Kurtis, welcome to WeatherBrains!

Bill Kurtis - Wikipedia

        • 55th Anniversary of the Topeka, Kansas tornado (16:50)
        • Plainfield Tornado of 1990(27:15)
        • Looking back at Iranian Revolution (54:50)
        • The Astronomy Outlook with Tony Rice
        • This Week in Tornado History with Jen
        • National Weather Round-Up
        • and more!

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Web Sites from Episode 809:

Bill Kurtis: On Assignment

Picks of the Week:

Jen Narramore – Overview of the Tuscaloosa-Birmingham EF4 Tornado – April 27, 2011

Nate Johnson – Apple’s weather app won’t say it’s 69 degrees

Troy Kimmel – Daryl Herzmann Tweet

Kim Klockow-McClain – 102nd Annual Pre-Meeting Survey

Bill Murray – Storm Chaser Patiently Waits and Finally Captures Rare Quadruple Microburst

James Spann – Lightning Fatalities 2021 by State

Aubrey Urbanowicz – Out

The WeatherBrains crew includes your host, James Spann, plus other notable geeks like Troy Kimmel, Bill Murray, Aubrey Urbanowicz, Jen Narramore, Nate Johnson, and Kim Klockow-McClain. They bring together a wealth of weather knowledge and experience for another fascinating netcast about weather.

Audible.com grhic