AMS on the Air

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AMS on the Air, the new podcast of the American Meteorological Society, brings you cool stories, news, and research in the weather, water, and climate community, focusing on conversations with the people who make it all happen.


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Episode 2

Episode 2, 07 March 2018

The Future Is His Sphere of InfluenceThe Ongoing Emergence of Technology in Weather Forecasting, with Sandy MacDonald

Technology evangelist-inventor-developer extraordinaire—and former AMS President—Dr. Alexander (Sandy) MacDonald stops by to talk about how we talk to the public, to decision makers, and to ourselves, about cutting edge technology as he looks back on a storied career in the weather enterprise, for decades at NOAA, and now at Spire Global.

Dandy's Little Monsters by The Zombie Dandies is licensed under an attribution license. Aim to Stay by William Ross is licensed under an attribution license.

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About the Hosts

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Jeff Rosenfeld is the Editor-in-Chief of the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society. Before joining the AMS staff, he was a freelance science writer and the managing editor of Weatherwise. He barely remembers the "Jumbo" Outbreak of 1974, but will never forget attending an AMS meeting presentation by Ted Fujita.

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Irene Sans is a bilingual AMS Certified Broadcast Meteorologist. She has worked in different sectors in the field, such as in emergency management, private consulting companies, and for broadcast television and radio stations across the United States and Latin America. She’s a freelance consulting meteorologist for ClimaData and a full time digital meteorologist at WFTV Channel 9 in Orlando, Florida.

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Dakota Smith recently graduated with a Master's degree from the Department of Atmospheric Science at Colorado State University. His research focused on using remotely sensed data to improve the modeling of land–atmosphere interactions in seasonal grasslands. He now studies climate risk and adaptation at the National Center for Atmospheric Research.