The Meteorology of Weather-Powered Aircraft: A Chat With A Former Google Executive

By: Dr. Marshall Shepherd, 7:52 PM GMT on July 19, 2016

Weather Powered Aircraft? Where is this episode of Weather Geeks going? Exactly where it should be, pushing the envelope on weather geekery and technology. And frankly cool, interesting stuff.....

Gary Osoba recently retired from Google. We invited him to Weather Geeks not to talk search engines but weather-powered aircraft. He is an atmospheric physicist and aerospace engineer that has set numerous glider and sailplane records. We talk to him about how w...

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Updated: 1:54 AM GMT on July 20, 2016

Weather + Fishing = A Cool Weather Geeks Episode

By: Dr. Marshall Shepherd, 4:46 PM GMT on July 08, 2016

Weather Geeks goes where it has not gone before........The Lake!

Sunday's episode of Weather Geeks explores the unique and important relationships between weather and fishing. Even prior to this show I had my own experience with this in 2013. I was asked to speak to an Atlanta Saltwater Fishing Club about weather and climate before their annual fishing trip to Florida. I did it as a favor, but it was fascinating to pull the lecture together.

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Panasonic, From TVs to Weather Forecasting: An Explanation Is Necessary

By: Dr. Marshall Shepherd, 1:06 PM GMT on June 23, 2016

Recently Panasonic made a bold claim that they have developed a weather prediction model that can rival the GFS or European model.

"Wait a minute, doesn't Panasonic make my TV or stereo?" If you are saying this, you are not alone. However, many may be surprised to know that Panasonic has been in the weather enterprise for a while now via Panasonic Avionics and its Weather Solutions group.

If you have flown on a plane, the in-flight entertainm...

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Updated: 1:18 PM GMT on June 23, 2016

All Things Tropical With MIT's Dr. Kerry Emanuel

By: Dr. Marshall Shepherd, 7:05 PM GMT on June 08, 2016

In meteorology and climatology, there are just some names that humble us immediately. Our first guest, Dr. Chuck Doswell, was one of them. And we've had a few others over the past 2 years. True giants within the field.

Dr. Kerry Emanuel of MIT is one of those names.

In 2006, he was named one of Time magazine's 100 most influential people. Yep, he is that big of a deal.

He is one of the most famous and respected scholars in the world ...

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Updated: 7:06 PM GMT on June 08, 2016

After the Storm: Stories from the Joplin and Pilger Tornadoes

By: Dr. Marshall Shepherd, 11:09 PM GMT on May 18, 2016

Most of us can't imagine waking up to a town or city dramatically different from the one we remembered the day before. Residents of Joplin, Missouri and Pilger, Nebraska do not have to imagine it. They lived it.

This Sunday on Weather Geeks we talk to two survivors and heroes of tornadoes that altered their communities forever.

Gary Bandy is a lifelong resident of Joplin and was the Chief Meteorologist at the local NBC affiliate in Joplin on t...

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Updated: 11:11 PM GMT on May 18, 2016

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