It’s ALWAYS and good day to talk about Weather and Climate!

weather_clickI am an Atmospheric Scientist at The Ohio State University (OSU), holding a joint appointment as a Research Scientist at the Byrd Polar & Climate Research Center (BPCRC) and OSU Extension-the outreach arm of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences. I am also a contributing member to the State Climate Office of Ohio. As a nearly life-long Ohioan, I was inspired from a young age by the power of weather and have followed my passion with a deep commitment to this region. I have more than eight years of experience using state-of-the-art numerical models to solve weather- and climate-related research questions.

More recently, I use my expertise in Ohio weather and climate to assess hydrologic conditions across the state, helping to coordinate the state’s weekly contribution to the U.S. Drought Monitor activities at the National Drought Mitigation Center. I am passionate about educational outreach, dedicating many hours to serving BPCRC through tours and activities for students of all ages and participating in a wide range of engagement actives with OSU Extension, from county field day events to the Farm Science Review. I encourage everyone across the rural to urban gradient to think about “your climate change” and how changing weather extremes are impacting you where you live. I hope that by engaging in an open dialog on the science of climate change, we can bridge our expertise with the goals of improved decision making and effective adaptation to future climate impacts.

2 thoughts on “It’s ALWAYS and good day to talk about Weather and Climate!

  1. i have heard that you are an excellent go-to person for climate questions. I havae a few. i am a master gardener in Cuyahoga and an enthusiastic fruit grower. i am recalling the two prevous polar vortext years–13-14 and 14-15. As i recall, the first winter was colder in December and the second clder in January–February. the first was colder in total, and destroyed the three sets of grape buds, apples, peaches, and my figs. Just wondering if you have some information about what is likely to be the outcome this year with our continuing cold temperatures, although clearly not as cold here in Cuyahoga as it was in those previous vortexes. I am going to be getting questions from the public on askextension online and also from our telephone hotline about what is likely to happen–death of certain buds and plants, etc. Just wondering if your crystal ball has clarified any of this yet–grapes for example, already damaged, almost damaged? Thanks for anything you can share. Lois Rose

  2. 1) By reflecting away 30% of ISR the albedo, which would not exist w/o the atmosphere, makes the earth cooler than it would be without the atmosphere like that reflective panel set on the dash. Remove the atmosphere/GHGs and the earth becomes much like the moon, a barren rock with a 0.1 albedo, 20% more kJ/h, hot^3 on the lit side, cold^3 on the dark. Nikolov, Kramm (U of AK) and UCLA Diviner mission all tacitly agree.

    2) the GHG up/down welling, “trapping”/”back” radiating/delaying/intercepting, 100 % efficient, perpetual warming loop requires “extra” energy which according to RGHE theory it gets from

    3) the terrestrial surface radiating that “extra” energy as a near ideal .95 emissivity black body which

    4) it cannot do because of the non-radiative heat transfer processes of the contiguous atmospheric molecules.

    1+2+3+4 = 0 Greenhouse Effect + 0 Greenhouse gas warming + 0 man caused climate change.

    All science backed up by experiment, the gold standard of classical science.

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