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Tomorrow's Scientists

At the 72nd International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in Atlanta, Georgia, the American Meteorological Society (AMS) awarded seven high school students for outstanding atmospheric science projects, part of the Regeneron ISEF program with students from the United States and 62 other countries participating in a hybrid event.

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Clam-oring for Data

What the quahog clam can tell us about ancient climate. 

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Interview: Understanding the Science of Uncertainty

BAMS recently spoke with Tim Palmer about his new book, The Primacy of Doubt: From Quantum Physics to Climate Change, How the Science of Uncertainty Can Help Us Understand Our Chaotic World.

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In Search of Drought

Brandi Gamelin of Argonne National Laboratory discusses recent research that employs vapor pressure deficit (VPD) rather than precipitation as a method to forecast drought in the United States.

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Readings - In Brief

Three books are presented for your consideration. Introduction to the Physics and Techniques of Remote Sensing (Third Edition) discusses the use of remote sensing for a variety of sciences and studies. Atmospheric Evolution on Inhabited and Lifeless Worlds explains how atmospheric evolution can determine a planet's habitability. Beyond Carbon Neutral: How We Fix the Climate Crisis Now presents strategies for addressing climate change with tools currently in place. 

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Mariama Feaster

Mariama Feaster, graduate research assistant at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, on how her undergraduate experience helped shape the direction of her career goals.

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More Than A Scientist: Samuel Larsen

Q&A with Samuel Larsen, Xcel Energy Data Scientist and member of the AMS Board on Early Career Professionals.

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William Turner IV

William Turner IV, a Ph.D. student in atmospheric sciences at the University of California, Davis, on his decision to pursue a doctoral degree and the process that involved.

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They Have the An(t)swers on Snow Depth

Inspired by the movement of ants within a colony, Hu took a novel approach to the limitations of using lidar for measuring snow depth.

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Clear Skies Ahead: Alyssa Bates

ALYSSA BATES is the research associate at the Cooperative Institute for Severe and High-Impact Weather Research and Operations.

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June 11, 2021
The Forgotten Hurricane
The Forgotten Hurricane
June 3, 2021
Q&A with WeatherFlow
Q&A with WeatherFlow

Take an in depth look at the Tempest system, including its unique weather station hardware design and associated applications for amateur observers, in this presentation from WeatherFlow.

You'll also learn about the wide range of applications for the WeatherFlow systems:  from leveraging data science to inspect, curate, enhance, calibrate and qualify dependable data from the network; assimilating qualified data into hi-res modeling to improve performance with ground truth data; applying machine learning to post process model output and improve accurate for site specific forecasting; to delivery of real-time, historical, and forecasted weather data via API.

May 20, 2021
Q&A with Davis Instruments
Q&A with Davis Instruments

Learn more about Davis Instruments and the materials they have for beginning weather observers as well as advanced practitioners. This session covers the Vantage Vue (as an entry level station), Vantage Pro2 (for the more serious), WeatherLink Live (getting your data to the Cloud) and the WeatherLink (app/web for viewing data) and also introduces AirLink (their new air quality sensor).

May 11, 2021
Thunderstorm Photography Webinar: Capturing the Storm One "Flash" at a Time
Thunderstorm Photography Webinar: Capturing the Storm One "Flash" at a Time

Featuring Jeremy Bower of JRBStorm Photography and Paul Smith of Paul M. Smith Photography, it covers tips and tricks for thunderstorm photography as well as the larger role that photography plays in education and safety messaging. 

May 11, 2021
Inside the Hurricane Hunters
Inside the Hurricane Hunters

Lt. Col. Nicole Mitchell takes the AMS Weather Band inside the missions and experiences of the renowned Hurricane Hunters! This special event also features discussion with Bryan Norcross as moderator.

April 21, 2021
Understanding and Predicting Tornadoes
Understanding and Predicting Tornadoes

Distinguished Professor of Meteorology Paul Markowski of Penn State University provides a special inside look and first hand stories about how scientific “storm chasing” and state-of-the-art computer simulations have helped us better understand and predict tornadoes. 

AMS Councilmember, Policy Fellow, and Certified Broadcast Meteorologist Erica Grow leads the conversation following Professor Markowski's presentation. 

April 14, 2021
Twister History
Twister History
February 25, 2021
Webinar: Blizzards of 1978
Blizzards of 1978

This is part of a webinar collaboration with the Blue Hill Observatory!

In this webinar the speakers look back at the impacts and effects of the storms of 1978 in the Ohio Valley, and especially on the east coast of the United States. 

January 13, 2021
Wind Patterns in a Warming World
Wind Patterns in a Warming World

During Bob Henson’s recent Weather Band webinar looking at the August 10, 2020 derecho event that tore through the midwest of the United States, one of the questions that came up was “how is climate change impacting wind events?” As Mr. Henson explained, not only are derecho events hard to predict, but based on current research it is impossible to answer how they are being altered by climate change.

By Bob Henson
December 21, 2020
Lake Effect Snow: The Most Intense Snow On Earth
Lake Effect Snow:  The Most Intense Snow On Earth

Join Warning Coordination Meteorologist Erik Heden as he covers the processes behind lake effect snow, how to forecast lake effect snow, and some historical lake effect storms that have occurred.

December 20, 2020
Moving Hail Forecasting Forward
Moving Hail Forecasting Forward

How do we predict the size of hail? What environmental parameters should forecasters be looking at in order to predict hail? These are just some of the questions driving the meteorological research of Professor John Allen and his team at Central Michigan University (CMU).

By AMS Staff
December 10, 2020
Catastrophic Midwest Derecho of August 10, 2020
Catastrophic Midwest Derecho of August 10, 2020

Explore the meteorology behind the most destructive thunderstorm complex in U.S. history in this exciting webinar with renowned meteorologist and science writer Bob Henson. 

By Bob Henson
December 3, 2020
FIU "WOW" Factor
FIU "WOW" Factor

Erik Salna, M.S., Associate Director of Education and Outreach, Extreme Events Institute (EEI) and International Hurricane Research Center (IHRC), Florida International University (FIU), Miami, Florida presents on hurricane safety research and innovation at FIU's Wall of Wind

Get Involved with CoCoRaHS
Get Involved with CoCoRaHS

Learn all about the history of CoCoRaHS, how it grew to be the dominant network of weather observers, the impact of all this data collection, and how you can get involved yourself! Noah Newman takes the audience through this important citizen science initiative in this presentation from the 2022 AMS Community and Citizen Science Symposium.

Hailstones in Hawaii
Hailstones in Hawaii

Hailstones are a rare sight in Hawaii due to the high temperatures (averaging 22°C near the coast in February) and a steady trade wind layer shallower than 3 km. However, in winter, midlatitude fronts hit the islands and cumulonimbus associated with them often produce snow at the tops of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa (4202 km and 4172 km in height, respectively). The combination of well-developed cumulonimbus and low temperatures at the surface sometimes leads to the observation of hailstones at ground level even in Hawaii. 

CHAT: The Colorado Hail Accumulation from Thunderstorms Project
CHAT: The Colorado Hail Accumulation from Thunderstorms Project

Deep hail accumulations, sometimes up to 50 cm in depth, have occurred frequently enough to catch the attention of the National Weather Service (NWS), the general public, and social/digital media outlets.

Despite the extreme nature of these storms, adequate reports or measurements of accumulated hail depth are currently not collected or archived, and products to track or forecast these events do not exist, preventing guidance from being issued to emergency responders, transportation departments, and the general public.

By Katja Friedrich, Robinson Wallace, Bernard Meier, Nezette Rydell, Wiebke Deierling, Evan Kalina, Brian Motta, Paul Schlatter, Thomas Schlatter, and Nolan Doesken
Understanding Extreme Heat Threats with a Public Engaged Weather Network in Hong Kong
Understanding Extreme Heat Threats with a Public Engaged Weather Network in Hong Kong

In this talk presented at the 2022 AMS Community and Citizen Science Symposium, Dr. Lam introduces a Hong Kong based Community Weather Information Network (Co-WIN) which provides local meteorological information from the rooftops of primary and secondary schools (and has over 170 members). He provides a comprehensive overview of network operations including sensor development, data quality assurance, public engagement and scientific investigation. The talk also includes examples of using the network data for various applications such as numerical downscaling for high-resolution forecast and extreme heat warning signal system for heat stress-related health threats will be covered, illustrating the importance and the contribution of citizen science to  traditional scientific studies. 

Drone Forecasting, Go-Kits, and Carbon Dioxide Reactors: The Latest News
Drone Forecasting, Go-Kits, and Carbon Dioxide Reactors: The Latest News

Here are a few of the news stories that we've been following in the last week. Do you have a story we missed? Share it in the community!

Extreme Weather Prediction and Soundings from an Asteroid: The Latest Headlines
Extreme Weather Prediction and Soundings from an Asteroid: The Latest Headlines

Scientists from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impacts have developed a new mathematical approach that they say can substantially improve the prediction of extreme weather events. Analyzing the connectivity and patterns between geographical locations, it could potentially save thousands of lives and avoid billions in economic losses. Prediction times for events like El Niño, monsoons, droughts or extreme rainfall could be increased substantially, to a month or in some cases even a year in advance, depending on the type of the event.

Heat Watch: A National Community-based Heat Mapping Campaign
Heat Watch: A National Community-based Heat Mapping Campaign

Over the past four summers, community scientists in over 50 US cities have set out to measure the distribution of ambient heat across urban environments as part of a national campaign ("Heat Watch") led by CAPA Strategies and NOAA's National Integrated Heat Health Information System (NIHHIS). The highly engaging program has involved hundreds of community participants as data collectors with simple-to-use equipment, engaging training material, and meaningful input to study design and interpretation of the resulting ambient heat maps. Gaining an element of civic legitimacy through the participation of local communities, the generated datasets are used by municipal planners, health departments, academic researchers, and others to identify heat vulnerabilities and rapidly advance local heat resilience efforts. 

Using CoCoRahs Precipitation Analysis for Fluvial Geomorphology and Rural Environmental Management
Using CoCoRahs Precipitation Analysis for Fluvial Geomorphology and Rural Environmental Management

In this presentation from the 2022 AMS Weather Band Community and Citizen Science Symposium, Christopher Bridges discusses how the effectiveness of water resources management projects in rural communities can be limited by a lack of reliable long-term monitoring data. This is particularly important when considering agricultural drainage water, stormwater runoff controls and floodplain management in the erodible soils of the Coastal Plains. Additionally, measurement of extreme precipitation events is essential to understanding flooding risk in rural areas.

History and Records of the Automatic Weather Station on Denali Pass Part II: The Data
History and Records of the Automatic Weather Station on Denali Pass Part II: The Data

This is Part II of the series by Dr. Lea Hartl discussing the history and data records of the automatic weather station on Denali Pass. If you missed Part I, follow this link

By Dr. Lea Hartl
"One of the coldest and most savage spots on earth": History and Records of the Automatic Weather Station on Denali
"One of the coldest and most savage spots on earth": History and Records of the Automatic Weather Station on Denali

On February 20th, 1989, a three-person team of Japanese mountaineers climbing the West Buttress route on Denali reached High Camp at 5243 m.a.s.l. The team leader, Noboru Yamada, was hoping to become the first person to summit the highest peaks of the seven continents in winter and was climbing with two other experienced mountaineers, Teruo Saegusa and Kozo Komatsu, on this occasion. The weather on the 20th had been relatively calm.

By Dr. Lea Hartl
Weather and Death on Mount Everest: Part II
Weather and Death on Mount Everest: Part II

Following on from Part I of Weather and Death on Everest, there follows here an indepth look at the meteorological foundations of the storm and the resulting physiological effects on the mountaineers

Analyzing the Into Thin Air Storm

From the 8th to the 13th of May 1996, the summit temperature on Mount Everest underwent an approximate 10°C drop.

By G.W.K. Moore and John L. Semple
Elevating Meteorological Understanding on Everest: Installing the Highest Weather Stations on Earth
Elevating Meteorological Understanding on Everest: Installing the Highest Weather Stations on Earth

Watch this presentation from the research team that installed the highest weather stations on earth: at the summit of Mount Everest. 

You'll also learn why there's such a desperate need for more high elevation weather observations and the challenges that the team faced in getting their gear where it needed to be.

By Baker Perry, Tom Matthews, Kyler Abernathy, Deepak Aryal, Dibas Shrestha, Arbindra Khadka, Aurora Elmore