WeatherBrains 818: Nasty Math & Creepy Waves

| September 21, 2021 @ 10:00 am

WeatherBrains Episode 818 is now online (September 20th, 2021). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Tonight’s Guest Panelist is a lifetime member of the National Weather Association.  She’s also a recipient of the 2020 NWA Special Act Award.  Dr. Kandis Boyd, welcome to the show!

Tonight’s First Guest WeatherBrain is a Professor of Engineering at the University of Oklahoma and holds a PhD in Meteorology.  Dr. Caleb Fulton, welcome!

Tonight’s Second Guest WeatherBrain is a Professor of Meteorology at the University of Oklahoma, focusing on radar development.  Dr. David Bodine, welcome!

Our Third Guest WeatherBrain is at MIT Lincoln Laboratory and is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma.  Jim Kurdzo.  Welcome!

  • R. O. N. (Research Operations Nexus) (7:45)
  • Phased Array Radar (21:00)
  • Major Types of Radars (22:00)
  • Radar Applications In Storm Chasing (31:30)
  • Using radars to solve operational/severe weather problems (38:30)
  • “Cone of Silence” Phenomenon (49:30)
  • Capabilities of Phased Array Radar vs Traditional Radar (57:00)
  • When will phased array be operational? (01:25:00)
  • The Astronomy Outlook with Tony Rice
  • This Week in Tornado History with Jen
  • National Weather Round-Up
  • and more!

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Web Sites from Episode 818:

Dr. Kandis Boyd

Picks of the Week:

Dr. David Bodine – 3D Timelapse of Wall Cloud

Jim Kurdzo – Precursor signals for QLCS tornadoes

Jen Narramore – Tornado Talk Tweet

Dr. Neil Jacobs – AMS Summer Community Meeting

Nate Johnson – Out

Troy Kimmel – Langley Hill Doppler Radar

Kim Klockow-McClain – Radar Aeroecology

Bill Murray – Sign up for the Virtual Research to Operations Nexus

Bill Murray – Tropical Cyclone Radar Loops

James Spann – Climate Prediction Center 8 to 14 Day Outlooks

Aubrey Urbanowicz – Foghorn

The WeatherBrains crew includes your host, James Spann, plus other notable geeks like Troy Kimmel, Bill Murray, Aubrey Urbanowicz, Jen Narramore, Nate Johnson, and Kim Klockow-McClain. They bring together a wealth of weather knowledge and experience for another fascinating netcast about weather. grhic

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Scott Martin is an operational meteorologist, professional graphic artist, musician, husband, and father. Not only is Scott a member of the National Weather Association, but he is also the Central Alabama Chapter of the NWA president. Scott is also the co-founder of Racecast Weather, which provides forecasts for many racing series across the USA. He also supplies forecasts for the BassMaster Elite Series events including the BassMaster Classic.

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