WeatherBrains 762: Cavity Search

WeatherBrains Episode 762 is now online (August 24th, 2020). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Tonight’s Guest WeatherBrain is earned his Master’s and Doctoral degrees from North Carolina State University, and finished his undergraduate study in math and physics at the University of South Carolina.  He is the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Environmental Observation and Prediction, performing the duties of Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere.  Dr. Neil Jacobs, welcome to the show!

Dr. Neil Jacobs, assistant secretary of commerce for environmental observation and prediction

Our second Guest WeatherBrain is an Associate Professor at Ohio State University, where he also earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees.  Dr. Jay Hobgood, welcome!

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Tonight’s Guest Panelist is the Science and Operations Officer for the NWS in Birmingham.  Kevin Laws, welcome to WeatherBrains!

Seminars – Fall 2015 | Earth System Science News

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • One year since Dorian controversy:  What have we learned?
  • Importance of model ensembles
  • What causes tropical cyclone rapid intensification?
  • This Week in Tornado History with Jen
  • National Weather Round-Up
  • The Astronomy Outlook with Tony Rice
  • and more!

Our email officer is continuing to handle the incoming messages from our listeners.

Web Sites from Episode 762:

Dr. Jay Hobgood Twitter

Picks of the Week:

Dr. Jay Hobgood – Tropical Storm Laura Forecast Discussion

Jen Narramore – John Kucko Tweet

Nate Johnson – Who else can point to a single date for when they knew they wanted weather as a career?

Troy Kimmel – How Weather Detectives Scrutinize Would-Be World Records

Kim Klockow-McClain – 1.3 The Origin of the “Fujiwhara Effect”: The Typhoons that Postponed the End of World War II

Bill Murray – Out

James Spann – Morphed Integrated Microwave Imagery at CIMSS

Aubrey Urbanowicz – AMS CONUS Surface Data

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

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