Monthly Archives: February 2018

more on …the AMS journal Weather, Climate, and Society

  Yesterday’s LOTRW post spoke to ten years of steady growth at the AMS journal Weather, Climate, and Society. But what matters most is not the age or the size… it’s the quality and breadth of the content. A sampling … Continue reading

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Weather, Climate and Society reaches ten years.

This morning I came to work ready to tackle a workshop report and a research proposal that urgently need attention, but the mail in my chair decided me on a brief delay. That’s because the stack included the latest print … Continue reading

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Hurricane Harvey, Irma, and Maria recovery: addenda

  Hasn’t been 24 hours since the previous LOTRW post updating the progress of the 2017 hurricane season recovery efforts, but two news items in today’s print media caught my eye. From the Washington Post comes this news: an argument … Continue reading

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Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria recovery: miscellaneous updates.

Five months after the devastating 2017 Atlantic hurricane season, recovery remains an elusive goal for many who found themselves in harm’s way. Contributing to the problem was a long delay in Congressional passage of desperately needed appropriations (recall that damage … Continue reading

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The FY 2019 budget.

“The President proposes, the Congress disposes.” – old Washington, DC adage Historically, U.S. presidents haven’t always submitted budgets to the Congress. In fact, prior to 1921, formulation of the budget was a jealously guarded Congressional prerogative. But as government grew, … Continue reading

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Scientists and Olympians, under stress, could do with more of the spirit of Zanshin, or… maybe something else.

“Man is not troubled by events but rather how he interprets them.” – Epictetus Surf the web a bit (does anyone use that expression any more?) and you’ll quickly conclude that today’s scientists are stressed. Non-scientists might think Of course! Who … Continue reading

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The future of meteorology… will be shaped by major social drivers.

What is the future of meteorology? Meteorologists know their discipline and its advance will help shape society and the future, much as Lorenz’s butterfly, going about its business, mindlessly impacts the weather and even climate downstream. But in the interim, … Continue reading

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