WeatherBrains 901: Pucker Factor Storm

WeatherBrains Episode 901 is now online (April 24th, 2023). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE podcast for you!

Tonight’s Guest WeatherBrain is an internationally-renown Atmospheric Scientist with a PhD in Atmospheric and Climate Sciences from Sorbonne Universités – Paris, France, which ranks 35 globally and 1st in France. After her PhD, Dr. Francis worked for more than 10 years in Academia and Scientific Research at different prestigious institutions in Europe including the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), the Commissariat a l’Energie Atomique (CEA) and the European Commission (EC).  She is presently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences and the Head of the Engeos Lab at Khalifa University in the UAE.  Dr. Diana Francis, welcome to WeatherBrains!

Dr. Diana Francis

Our email officer Jen is continuing to handle the incoming messages from our listeners. Reach us here:

  • 4/20 Texas severe weather (08:00)
  • African dust storm studies/forecasting (13:25)
  • Hurricane origins in relation to dust storms/Saharan air layer (27:30)
  • Atmospheric rivers (35:00)
  • Risk mitigation/warnings of dust storms (39:00)
  • Oklahoma severe weather/slight risk day (01:00:00)
  • Communicating abnormal severe wx threats (01:26:00)
  • Future of observational tools (01:34:15)
  • The Astronomy Outlook with Tony Rice (01:34:05)
  • This Week in Tornado History With Jen (01:36:22)
  • National Weather Round-Up (01:
  • E-Mail Segment (01:38:45)
  • and more!

Web Sites from Episode 901:

Dr. Diana Francis Bio

Midland USA

Picks of the Week:

James Aydelott – 30th anniversary of the deadly Catoosa, OK tornado

James Aydelott – Storm motion significantly less than Bunkers RM

Jen Narramore – Overview of the April 25-28, 2011 Super Outbreak

Bruce Jones – AGROMET Advisory Services/ India Meteorological Department

Rick Smith – The Severe Weather and Tornado Outbreak of April 19, 2023

Neil Jacobs – An evaluation of risks associated with relying on Fortran for mission critical codes for the next 15 years

Troy Kimmel – Tornado Talk

Kim Klockow-McClain – National Centers for Environmental Protection

Bill Murray – Foghorn

James Spann – Aurora Borealis appears in Yellowstone National Park

The WeatherBrains crew includes your host, James Spann, plus other notable geeks like Troy Kimmel, Bill Murray, Rick Smith, James Aydelott, Jen Narramore, Dr. Neil Jacobs, and Dr. Kim Klockow-McClain. They bring together a wealth of weather knowledge and experience for another fascinating podcast about weather.

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