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29 July 2008

No, it doesn't rain more on Saturday- It's Wednesday!

Admit it. Sometime in the past you have complained that it always seems to rain on the weekend. In the back of your mind though, you told yourself that it really doesn’t rain more on any one day of the week. Right??? WRONG! (If your in the Southeast U.S. anyway.) Seems that a group of scientists decided to test a theory that it should rain more during the latter half …

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26 July 2008

Doctor Karl Down in Oz

If you’re reading this blog from North Alabama or Tennessee then you have likely never heard of of Dr. Karl. He is a household name in Austrailia though, and well known to listeners of the BBC as well. Karl Kruszelnici is one of the smartest people you will ever likely come across. A Phycisist, Medical Doctor, Biologist, and TV Personality all rolled into one. I listen each week as he …

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18 July 2008

All About Ozone

The Ozone levels soared Friday. We hit 127 on the air quality index in Huntsville. We always get calls and emails from people on days like this who are confused. Didn’t they hear that the ozone was disappearing? Wasn’t that a bad thing? Now we are saying there is too much of it! What gives?? Actually they are right, ozone is a good thing. It is also a bad thing. …

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14 July 2008

CoCoRahs-What A Great Idea

You may have heard me mention CoCoRahs on a weather cast a couple of times, and did not pay much attention. Well you should have! If you are the type of person who is interested in science (Why are you reading this if you’re not? You certainly cannot be expecting news about that Brittany person) then you really should check it out. CoCo Rahs stands for community Collaborative Rain and …

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10 July 2008

Biofuel or Biofood

The UK took a big step back from Biofuels this week. It seems the science has finally caught up with the rhetoric. Are biofuels all they are cracked up to be? Maybe, but science tells us not the way we are headed now. First of all let’s start with the basics. The idea behind biofuels is a good one. The thought process works this way.. We grow corn which takes …

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1 July 2008

A Fascinating Week

I spent last week in Denver at the American Meteorological Society conference on Broadcast Meteorology. You should know that of all the Meteorologist who belong to the AMS in this country, very few work on TV! There are many many more who work for NOAA, NASA, and private firms. Researchers, climate scientists, university professors etc. Having the conference in Denver gave us the ability to visit two key research facilities. …

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