AMS on the Air

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AMS on the Air, a podcast of the American Meteorological Society, is brought to you by meteorologists Irene Sans and Dakota Smith along with Jeff Rosenfeld, BAMS editor-in-chief. We'll be bringing 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 , 24 September 2019

Finding Your Voice in Weather and Climate with Bernadette Woods Placky and Richard Smith

Bernadette Woods Placky (Chief Meteorologist and Climate Matters Program Director at Climate Central) and Richard Smith (Warning Coordination Meteorologist at the National Weather Service Forecast Office in Norman, OK) sat down with Dakota at the 2018 Annual Meeting in Austin to discuss forecasting across different timelines and the challenges and opportunities of communicating the science behind weather and climate change.

Watch the "Broadcast Meteorologists Leading as Climate Change Communicators" panel discussion featuring Bernadette Woods Placky.

Watch the "What’s a Corridor, and Where Exactly is the Metro Area? Using Regional Geography to Enhance Hazardous Weather Communication" presentation featuring Richard Smith.

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 is a full-time meteorologist and producer at WeatherNation. He's also a visiting scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research studying the intersection of social science and weather. Dakota has his Master's degree in Atmospheric Science from Colorado State and his Bachelor's in Meteorology from Penn State.