Monthly Archives: March 2013

Between Good Friday and Easter: meteorologists (and mankind) in need of The Resurrection

On this Easter weekend, and with the Passover just a few days behind us, it’s perhaps worth a pause to reflect on the history of those events and their connection to our present-day circumstances. To use meteorological terminology, let’s think … Continue reading

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Meteorology’s greatest achievement over the past decade? It’s not what you think.

[and you have an opportunity April 1-5 to play a part in it.] Ask this question of any member of the meteorological community, or any user of weather and climate information, and they’ll happily offer nominees. Some might note the … Continue reading

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Drones for Science

Another guest post contributed by George Leopold… Drone technology has understandably raised safety and privacy concerns. Regulators are working feverishly to determine where and how pilotless aircraft can be operated. Privacy issues related to law enforcement remain largely unresolved. Technical … Continue reading

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U.S. infrastructure overall gets a D+. What grade would you give U.S. weather infrastructure?

This morning’s print edition of the Washington Post contains a piece by Ashley Halsey III entitled U.S. infrastructure gets D-plus in report; you can find the full text of his article online here. A few snippets: “The report card by … Continue reading

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Humanity matches chess skills against The Real World

[This morning, Michael Cunningham provided a burst of comments on recent post. His comments are insightful... and welcome on this blog. I particularly liked his thoughts on What did we know and when did we know it? So that this isn’t … Continue reading

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What did we know…and when did we know it?

When you live near Washington, DC (a.k.a. the Land of Accusations) and in the early 21st-century (a.k.a. the Age of Accusations) one question you often hear mooted, just before the charges and indictments begin to fly, is “What did he … Continue reading

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James Hansen, climate change and the scientist’s duty

Here’s another contributed post from George Leopold… ______________ The role of scientists in a democracy and whether science is slowly evolving into just another special interest group in the climate change debate were among the issues raised in a recent … Continue reading

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A “Weather-Ready Nation” starts with a Weather-Ready YOU.

March 3-9 is National Severe Weather Preparedness Week. Of course, you already knew that, right? Well, even if you didn’t, your President wants you to know. You might want to read his March 1 message to that effect. But he … Continue reading

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Signs

(Jesus) said to the crowd: “When you see a cloud rising in the west, immediately you say, ‘It’s going to rain,’ and it does. And when the south wind blows, you say, ‘It’s going to be hot,’ and it is… … Continue reading

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