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9 June 2013
Two Views of An Increasingly Wild and Changing Climate
My friend Su Ostro at the Weather Channel, and Dr. Jennifer Francis at Rutgers joined author/journalist Chris Mooney at a Climate Desk Live/WWF event last week. The talk is well worth a watch. I’ve mentioned Dr. Francis and her research frequently here, and here is a chance to see whay her research is getting so much attention among forecasters. Stu is a fellow forecaster, and has a perspective like mine that is rooted in …
6 June 2013
GOES 14 Satellite Rapid Scan Imagery of Tropical Storm Andrea Today.
The GOES R satellite will be able to do ONE minute rapid scans in two different locations when it is launched in two years! (If budget cuts don’t delay it, we will finally catch up to Europe with satellite technology.) Here is a wider shot (Visible channel) of 15 min images. Hat tip to Metr. Brad Panovich for this one: and an IR/VIS POES Image below:
Tropical Storm Andrea Threatens East Coast With Flooding Rains
Andrea is stronger this afternoon and late-model runs continue to track it NE across the Carolinas, and right over my home here on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Winds are going to be gusty (perhaps over 40 knots in gusts), but rainfall is far and away the bigger threat. June tropical storms happen in the Atlantic Basin every other year or so, but Andrea may be a storm that is …
5 June 2013
I Was Chasing When Chasing Wasn’t Cool
In 1979 I was on the National Severe Storms Lab chase team, and people would actually laugh at us. In those days the idea was to get good quality film of a developing tornado and try to match scientific theory of tornado genesis with fact. The other very important goal was to match real world with radar signatures, especially using the new Doppler radar at NSSL. There were only a …
4 June 2013
El Reno Oklahoma Tornado On Friday 31 May rated EF 5. Widest On Record
Below is an X Band Doppler/Dual Polarimetric Radar image of the El Reno tornado. You can actually see the vortex! Reflectivity is upper right and Doppler winds are lower left. Correlation Coefficient showing large amount of debris is bottom right. This image is from an experimental Doppler/ Dual Polarimetric radar at the Univ. of Oklahoma developed by Dr. Howie Bluestein (One of my professors many years ago!).
Crazy Weather- Science Looks at Why
This is a re-post from the Yale Forum on Climate Change and the media. The Committee for Station Science at the AMS (I’m the current chair) invited Dr. Francis to address the American Meteorological Society Conference on Broadcast Meteorology later this month, to talk more about her research. I’m looking very forward to hearing the latest on her research. Peter Sinclair’s new Yale Forum video couples interviews with two experts — Rutgers’ Jennifer Francis and Weather Underground’s Jeff …