WeatherBrains 772: Getting The Mileage Out Of The Air Sickness Bag

WeatherBrains Episode 772 is now online (November 2nd, 2020). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Tonight’s Guest WeatherBrain is a West Virginia born, raised, and schooled aerospace engineer for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Hurricane Hunters. Since 2016, Nick has served as an aircrew member aboard NOAA’s fleet of research aircraft supporting a number of science missions including Arctic sea ice surveys, marine mammal surveys, atmospheric river reconnaissance, and hurricane research and reconnaissance. To date, he has flown into 16 hurricanes across the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, including Hurricanes Irma, Florence, and Dorian. Nick is also pursuing a master’s degree in physical oceanography at the University of South Florida. He is passionate about sharing NOAA’s mission of environmental stewardship, promoting hurricane awareness, and STEM education.  Nick Underwood, welcome!

Aerospace Engineer Nick Underwood prepares a dropsonde at the Airborne Vertical Atmospheric Profiling System (AVAPS) station

Tonight’s Guest Panelist is one of the organizers of the Annual Indiana Storm Chasers Convention in Indianapolis. She has a B.S in Professional Meteorology and Climatology from Ball State University, with a minor in Geographic Information Systems.  She interned under Chief Meteorologist Brian Wilkes at FOX59 WXIN Indianapolis for a year, and also interned at the National Weather Service Indianapolis.  She’s a co-owner and consulting meteorologist at Thermdynamic Solutions LLC (TDS Weather).  She issues daily forecasts for various industries in the Mid-West including snow removal and landscaping, hospitals, sporting and outdoor venues, golf courses, agriculture, and more.  Beth Carpenter, welcome to the show!

Other discussions in this weekly podcast include topics like:

  • The process of using dropsondes
  • Hurricane Eta nears Category 5 strength
  • Where will Eta go after landfall?
  • Role of NOAA plans in search and rescue
  • 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 772:

Nick Underwood Twitter

Thermodynamic Solutions LLC

Picks of the Week:

Beth Carpenter – StratObserve

Nick Underwood – NOAA Aircraft Operations Center

Nick Underwood – Root: A Game of Woodland Might and Right

Jen Narramore – DEVILS TOWER Lightning Fantasia

Nate Johnson – Foghorn

Troy Kimmel – Power Outages

Troy Kimmel – Hourly weather observations without 5 min Data

Hourly weather observations with 5 min Data

Satellite Cloud Product

Kim Klockow-McClain – Out

Bill Murray – Foghorn

James Spann – GOES-16 Satellite Imagery

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. graphic

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