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"field meteorology" Discussed on Weather Geeks
"NASA. They can work for airlines just to name a few, but one of the most important and dangerous jobs that is in the field meteorology is that of a hurricane hunter, these brave men and women fly into the high. I Have Hurricanes Multiple Times a day in order to bring back data that can help save lives. I. Have Two of these men with me, today Richard Any and Kevin Durant. We can get in debt look at the life of a hurricane hunter through their eyes fell. Thank you for joining us on the weather Geeks podcast. Shepherd. I. This is this is fascinating. I? Think you're one of the more visible aspects of the hurricane. Data, collection process I. I I know that the weather were knows who you are, but I think many people that are not in the weather community know about the hurricane hunters well. First of all, I'm going to start with Kevin on this because I actually know rich. We actually our fellow classmates from Florida State, university's undergraduate and graduate students mainly mainly as graduate students. So I WANNA come to him last I wanNA give the honor of the first speaking to Kevin. I always ask every weather guest this and I'm going to ask you to rich. So get ready. How how did you get into? Whether, is was a children's experience some storm. In the past I asked us to see whether Guess Kevin You I. A great question I feel very fortunate to have a job that I have an I get to do what I do every day. And love going to work It's a really awesome job and a very fortunate to be working with. Incredible team. I. Kind of an interesting path into kind of the weather side of the things I of started off. As a kid, always into the sciences of I'm very proud of my middle school summer camp. I was the number one, a bug specimen collector, and my summer camps. I'm very proud of that always interested in animals and weather, and this really science oriented. I've met about aviation when I was in high school and looking at colleges, and that was a really cool thing to do. So I I kind of my original education path was more education oriented. But with the no core and the hurricane hunter mission, I found a way to kind of combine my love for Aviation and science into one, which is kind of like the perfect job for me and through an internship, I did my junior year of college with the no aircraft, Operation Center I basically learned that you know this is the job for me and it's been awesome ever since I'm coming up on ten years in the know or and. It's amazing job. And Kevin is a lieutenant commander pilot for the no corn piloted the P three aircraft. He has a bachelor of Science, in aviation, Management from Florida Institute of Technology want to go over to rich hitting. Now, let me give you his background before you answer that question. Is. No Flight Director in research meteorologist since two, thousand, nine aboard the Noah Wbz Three D. and Gulfstream g four, he's flown over two hundred and fifty hurricane I wall penetrations. He's been a meteorologist for the US Air Force in nineteen ninety eight to two, thousand, eight, a naval flight officer from nineteen eighty, five to nineteen ninety-four. He has a master's degree in meteorology from Florida State, university, and a bachelor's degree in geology from southern. Illinois, university rich, how did you get into weather first of all and then have become archaic? Hunter. Will Marshall. When they use the term weather geeks that most definitely applies to me when I was a small child, I actually grew up in Chicago area. So it's interesting, I ended up in hurricanes but I was always fascinated. I was that kid that would climb up on the top of the roof of our house much to my mother's horror and when she would see me up there. But I would love to watch thunderstorms fifty, seventy five miles away somewhere in the Chicago area from the top of our roof. And then I. I was very fortunate in fifth grade. Everybody has to read meet the right person. At the right time. I had a fantastic science teacher who really challenged me. He nurtured the fascination I had for science, and I knew at that point going forward that I was going to be a scientist of some sort I took a really strange path. I, did after I got a degree in geology I, never really used it. I joined the navy and I actually flew off of aircraft carriers. Have over two hundred landings in the back of a e two. Hawkeye in the navy. Yeah. But when I when I left the navy when it was time to decide what I wanted to do with the rest of my life, my first passion has always been meteorology in terms of the sciences. So I went back to school at Florida state and got a graduate degree in meteorology, and during that time I had been bothering the air force hurricane hunters for a couple of years, and they finally got a position and I began flying with them. Ended up flying with the air, force hurricane hunters for fourteen years My both my brother and my dad pilots. So I had been very comfortable growing up in and around airplanes and so. The ability to fly hurricanes on airplanes. Kind of combines who loves the I've always had and then. In two thousand, nine, I was given the opportunity to join the Noah Hurricane, hunters based on a Florida and I just on that, and it's been a great job for the last eleven years, and I always consider this to be almost the top of the food chain. When it comes to meteorology opportunities, enrich I, WANNA I wanNA use this opportunity. If you can. Because I think people make some people may not be aware of the fact that there are two or so or maybe even more sort of. Of Operations Bligh hurricanes, you mentioned the sort of military version, the air force version in the Noah Berge, act I think mass even fly some hurricanes. Well, I am a former. NASA. Scientists, can you just talk briefly about the difference between the two and what missions are say the Noah hurricane hunters versus say the Air Force. Sure. Absolutely. the Air Force Hurricane Hunters operate a fleet of ten C. One, thirty propeller aircraft out of Kiesler Air Force, base in Biloxi Mississippi, and they are the operational of. That go out there on on pretty much. Every storm that will have any kind of a threat towards the US or any US territory. They worked directly for the National Hurricane, center and their mission is strictly operational..
"field meteorology" Discussed on Weather Geeks
"If I were to ask a room full of meteorologist who their role models were I am sure that a handful of them would say June Bacon. Biercee she was the first African American female television meteorologist and with that achievement. She broke many barriers in a time. Where most of the women giving a weather reports in the morning? We're not trained as meteorologist. She was different. June was determined to follow her passion and that is why she is recognized to this very day today. I have her wonderful daughter. Dale Saint Clair with me to talk about her mother's legacy. Thank you for joining us on the weather. Spot Marsh L. is such an again. We're GONNA get into who you are because you're an amazing person in your own right but I wanNA talk about your mother's legacy first of all for the weather geeks listeners. Who may not know exactly who she is. Tell us why she is so relevant to the field meteorology. My mother is the first African American female to earn a four year degree and meteorology she graduated from Ucla. Nineteen fifty four fifty four. Yes Sir at a time when many people that looked like her or me were struggling for basic rights to be able to ride on buses and drink out of water fountains. She was getting a meteorology. She was grew up in Wichita. Kansas there was a as many mini air spaces around the country. We know what our environments likes as as Slang American. She was an advocate. Her family is the one that supported her and her dreams while she faced up the nose locally and frankly even at. Ucla transferred from Friends University where she earned two years of math knowing that she was going to transfer because France didn't have a meteorology degree when winter. Ucla and her adviser. I told her upon their meeting knowing about her background as an honor student in math and knowing why she went to Ucla recommended she pursue home economics. Wow.
"field meteorology" Discussed on Weather Geeks
"Now casting as part of the vancouver twenty ten olympics i've done i did a research experience as an undergraduate on the rico feels campaign that wasn't the caribbean 'em so i think i counted i've been at least on at seven field campaigns on them not too far in my career and i hope to continue that you're and that's what i that's what i was thinking you're relatively young and you're career in quite a bit of feel campaign work already for the listeners this is whether you and we have a a on a ray of listeners to this podcast and thank you all by the way for listening can you explain to the listeners before we get into details overlap but go why field research and feel campaigns were so important to the to the field meteorology sure so feel campaigns are are really important tool for collecting very high resolution and very detailed information about the clouds or the weather that were studying a we weaken former ideas or are serious about what we think is happening but until we actually get into the field with detailed instruments that are that are carefully put together a to answer the science questions that we have a lot of times we can't answer those really important basic science questions that really drive i research forward and so that this is one of the reasons i am so passionate about doing fieldwork a an will continue throughout my career i think it's always important because as i mentioned earlier meteorology an atmosphere scientists can be very theoretical it's always ashley shocking some people that a gift press interest in studying are field and then they discover how much physics and calculus impartial differential equations you after.