WeatherBrains 918: Behavioral Nudging

WeatherBrains Episode 918 is now online (August 21st, 2023). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE podcast for you!

Tonight’s Guest WeatherBrain is a social scientist senior Hazard and Risk Management Researcher at GNS Science in New Zealand. ┬áDr. Sally Potter, welcome to the podcast.


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

  • New Zealand Meteorological Agency (15:15)
  • Probabilities relating to volcanoes/eruptions (22:00)
  • 2011 Christchurch earthquake (27:45)
  • Impact-based forecasts/warnings (31:00)
  • Informed decision-making in the context of behavior (47:00)
  • Maui tragedy/discussion about sirens (01:00:00)
  • Excessive hyperbole in media (01:17:00)
  • Warning fatigue (01:25:00)
  • Tropical issues in Gulf of Mexico/Caribbean (01:37:00)
  • The Astronomy Outlook with Tony Rice (01:29:55)
  • This Week in Tornado History With Jen (01:31:20)
  • National Weather Round-Up (01:33:25)
  • E-Mail Segment (No segment this week)
  • and more!

Web Sites from Episode 918:

Dr. Sally Potter on X

Picks of the Week:

Dr. Sally Potter – “Towards the Perfect Weather Warning: Bridging Disciplinary Gaps Through Partnership and Communication” by Brian Golding

James Aydelott – Early Hurricane Hilary NHC Track Forecast

Jen Narramore – Out

Rick Smith – Today’s Maximum Wet Bulb Globe Temperature Risk

Neil Jacobs – Parker Solar Probe Encounters

Troy Kimmel – Out

Kim Klockow-McClain – Indonesia Impact Based Forecast Program

Bill Murray – Foghorn

James Spann – Former Hurricane Hilary brought Southern California its first-ever tropical storm watch

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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