Archive for April 6th, 2021

WeatherBrains 794: ASPROMP8

WeatherBrains Episode 794 is now online (April 5th, 2021). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Tonight’s first Guest WeatherBrain is a leading authority on weather, climate and human affairs.  He served as a contributing author and expert reviewer for the IPCC.  He is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Meteorological Society. Awards include the Eduard Bruckner Prize for interdisciplinary climate research and the Sally Hacker and Louis J. Battan book prizes.  He studied astronomy and atmospheric science before earning his phD in history from Princeton University.  Dr. James Fleming, welcome!

Tonight’s first Guest Panelist is the Head Weather Ready Nation Ambassador.  Doug Hildebrand, welcome!

Also returning to the show as Guest Panelist is friend and former regular of the show, Dr. John Scala.  Welcome back!

Coral Arroyo and Cory Demko also join the panel to discuss the AMS Weather Band.

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • Background of Joanne Simpson (11:00)
  • Origins of TRMM program (42:10)
  • North Dakota Tracer Experiment (1:01:30)
  • Life after retirement for Dr. Simpson (1:11:50)
  • AMS Weather Band (1:24:40)
  • 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 794:

“First Woman: Joanne Simpson and the Tropical Atmosphere” by Dr. James Fleming

AMS Weather Band

Picks of the Week:

Doug Hildebrand – Safe Place Selfie Day

Coral Arroyo – How to Get Started as an Amateur Weather Observer

Cory Demko – AMS Weather Band Blog

Bruce Jones – 1974 Super Outbreak

Jen Narramore – Out

Nate Johnson – The Unmitigated Chaos of America’s Attempt at Color-Coded Covid Guidance

Troy Kimmel – Foghorn

Kim Klockow-McClain – Weather Service Internet systems are crumbling as key platforms are taxed and failing

Bill Murray –  Foghorn

James Spann – Long-Track Tornadoes of March 25, 2021

Aubrey Urbanowicz –

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. grhic