Feb 21, 2023
Tonight's first Guest WeatherBrain is a meteorologist, oceanographer, and science educator turned historian of science. She authored "Weather by the Numbers: The Genesis of Modern Meteorology". She currently works for the Department of Science Education at the University of Copenhagen. Dr. Kristine Harper, welcome! Our second Guest WeatherBrain is a mesoscale/outlook forecaster at the Storm Prediction Center in Norman, OK. She's been at the National Weather Service since 2002, and started her career as a student volunteer at the NWS in Norman. She's also the first woman to ever issue a convective watch at the SPC. Elizabeth Leitman, welcome! Our Guest Panelist this week is is a meteorologist from Texas with a M.S. in Atmospheric Science from the University of Massachusetts Lowell. He is an advocate for the Wet-Bulb Globe Temperature and is working with legislators in Texas to educate and implement policy changes across the state for heat safety. In addition, he is a GitHub code developer who has made a a self install script for the Weather Research and Forecasting Model (WRF) which has had over 2500 downloads across 80 countries. Will Hathaway, welcome!