"Cool" weather picture are typically everywhere on social media: sunsets, shelf clouds, waterspouts, tornadoes, or interesting clouds. However, I could not help but notice that during the first week of August 2018 dust dominated weather headlines and social media. There was a jaw-dropping haboob in Phoenix, and African dust was moving across the Atlantic Ocean. Here's why you should care.
Friends and family in social media were sharing an article claiming that on July 27th, 2018 Mars would be as large as the moon. This is a myth. There is a "blood moon" this weekend, and there will be something fascinating about Mars too. But if they appeared to be the same size, we would be in some serious trouble. Here is the science of what will happen with the moon and Mars this weekend.
Highlights for the Southeast Mean temperatures from March through April were at least 2°F below average for over 55% of the 215 long-term (i.e., period of record equaling or exceeding 50 years) stations across the region.
The NASA DEVELOP National Program is now accepting applications for the Fall 2018 term! The deadline for applications is Friday, June 29th and the deadline for letters of recommendation isJuly 13th. Please contact Austin Stone (firstname.lastname@example.org)or Caren Remillard (email@example.com) if you have any questions!
This week I wrote an article in Forbes about the upcoming #MetsUnite activity on the Summer Solstice. Because it was about climate change, I expect a certain range of reactions to such articles. It comes with the territory when you are a scientist or communicator in this field. However, something interesting happened this time. I became aware of a discussion forum of scientists that disagreed with the article. One of the group participants shared with me his disdain with my article and revealed some of the other comments.
Information from network vital to agriculture industry
University of Georgia agricultural climatologist Pam Knox has been named interim director of the Georgia Automated Environmental Monitoring Network. As interim director, she will oversee the UGA weather network, which includes 86 weather stations statewide.