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Google Hangout tomorrow, September 18

Readers of this blog will be interested in the upcoming Google hangout on-air live webcast scheduled for Thursday, September 18 from 12:00-1:00 pm EDT. Entitled Overcoming Extreme Weather: Informing a Weather-Ready Nation, it brings together prominent government officials, academics, and … Continue reading

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Speaking with one voice: identifying pre-existing accord

“Recent” LOTRW posts have dealt with our desire to “speak with one voice” as an Earth observations, science, and services community, however tightly or loosely defined. On July 29 (an eternity ago, as measured in blogosphere years!) we agreed on … Continue reading

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Science is the Art of Approximation

Occasionally (all too rarely!), someone will offer a guest post for LOTRW publication. Below is a thoughtful and welcome contribution from John Plodinec, who’s posted here before. Scientists may seek Truth, but Science is the Art of approximation. Just as … Continue reading

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Want to speak with one voice? Then be of one accord.

“… the mouth speaks what the heart is full of.” – Jesus[1] “The thought is father to the deed.” – American proverb We meteorologists frequently find ourselves urged to speak with one voice. As the opening quotes remind us, unanimity … Continue reading

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Ken Crawford remembered.

“When you’re born, you cry and the world laughs. Live your life so that when you die, you laugh and the world cries”.—origin unknown Norman, Oklahoma and the meteorological community has seen a second outpouring of grief in as many … Continue reading

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Think the AMS doesn’t speak with one voice?

Then check out this remarkable visual created by Dr. Joanna Boehnert (a visiting fellow at CIRES) and posted on her Ecolabs blog: Here’s how Dr. Boehnert describes the graphic: The poster illustrates relationships between prominent actors and major organizations participating … Continue reading

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In memory of James Garner, why not consider a Maverick approach to DC-advocacy?

Maverick: Southwestern U.S. an unbranded calf, cow, or steer, especially an unbranded calf that is separated from its mother. 2. a. a lone dissenter, as an intellectual, an artist, or a politician, who takes an independent stand apart from his … Continue reading

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WXGeeks-o-genesis

Off to a good start… The Weather Channel and its host Marshall Shepherd launched their new Sunday noontime series, WXGeeks, yesterday, amidst a fair amount of fanfare, generating considerable media interest (see, e.g., the Eric Holthaus piece in Slate). The … Continue reading

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Flocking behavior: implications for communicating with one voice

How important is it for meteorologists to “communicate with one voice?” What does that phrase mean in the context of our community? And if communicating with one voice is desirable, how might we go about it? A July 17 LOTRW … Continue reading

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Grandmother of the Year.

Here’s how you get nominated for Grandmother of the Year, in my book. On Thursday, a sunny, uncharacteristically cool and dry summer’s day in DC (reflecting, we’re told, at least by some, the magic of the “polar vortex”), you don’t … Continue reading

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