Welcome to the web site for NOAA Research, NOAA's Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research
 

Search  this web siteSEARCH  |  INDEX

PODCASTS   ABOUT PODCASTS   ABOUT RSS

NOAA Research PODCASTS

Our podcasts are short reports on science and research carried out within NOAA Research programs. You can listen to these audio files by clicking on the link or downloading the mp3 files to your desktop, laptop or other mobile device capable of playing them. You can also SUBSCRIBE to NOAA Research PODCASTS rss feed to receive new content automatically. Let us know what you think about our podcasts.

Dr. Alexander (Sandy) MacDonald

Research in NOAA
Dr. Alexander "Sandy" MacDonald discusses the role of NOAA and NOAA Research, fostering preeminent research, providing value to society, and communicating science to the public.

Dr. Alexander "Sandy" MacDonald, NOAA Deputy Assistant Administrator, Laboratories and Cooperative Institutes, and Director, Earth System Research Laboratory, Boulder, CO

headphonesLISTEN TO THE PODCAST    JUNE 22, 2007   RUNTIME 10:31    TRANSCRIPT

Harold Brooks

Tornado Research
Research Meteorologist Dr. Harold Brooks discusses tornado research conducted by the National Severe Storms Laboratory.

Research Meteorologist Dr. Harold Brooks, National Severe Storms Laboratory, Norman, OK

  • Section 1 - Harold discusses how we get tornadoes (3:53)
  • Section 2 - Harold discusses tornado alley and the Enhanced Fujita Scale for estimating a tornado’s intensity (4:09)
  • Section 3 - Harold discusses what we know and don’t know about tornadoes (3:27)
  • Section 4 - Harold discusses his career and the prospects for people interested in careers in the atmospheric sciences (4:32)

headphonesLISTEN TO THE PODCAST    NOVEMBER 8, 2007   RUNTIME 16:03    TRANSCRIPT

Suzanne VanCooten and Kevin Kelleher

Estimating Precipitation and Improving Flash Flood Forecasting with Radar
Kevin Kelleher, Deputy Director of the NOAA National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL) and Dr. Suzanne Van Cooten, Research Hydrometeorologist at NSSL, discuss using radar to estimate precipitation and improving flash flood forecasting.

Deputy Director Kevin Kelleher, National Severe Storms Laboratory, Norman, OK Dr. Suzanne Van Cooten, Research Hydrometeorologist, National Severe Storms Laboratory, Norman, OK

  • Section 1 - Kevin discusses research in using radar to estimate precipitaton (2:44)
  • Section 2 - Suzanne discusses research on flash flood forecasting and a demonstration project in the southeast United States (6:14)
  • Section 3 - Research on debris flow and mudslides (1:51)
  • Section 4 - Suzanne discusses how NSSL’s research benefits forecasters (2:08)
  • Section 5 - Kevin discusses his career path (4:08)
  • Section 6 - Suzanne discusses her career path (5:32)
  • headphonesLISTEN TO THE PODCAST    NOVEMBER 8, 2007   RUNTIME 23.01    TRANSCRIPT

  • Dave Stensrud

    Improving Forecasts of Severe Storms
    Chief of Forecast Research and Development Dr. David Stensrud discusses severe weather modeling and improving forecasts of severe weather events.

    Chief of Forecast Research and Development, Dr. David Stensrud, National Severe Storms Laboratory, Norman, OK

    • Section 1 - Research focused on improving forecasts and warnings for severe weather (4:55)
    • Section 2 - How radar data are used in models (1:25)
    • Section 3 - Hazardous Weather Testbed collaborative research effort (1:58)
    • Section 4 - The goal of forecast and warning research (1:10)
    • Section 5 - Dave discusses his career path (2:56)

    headphonesLISTEN TO THE PODCAST    NOVEMBER 8, 2007   RUNTIME 12:27    TRANSCRIPT

    Doug Forsyth

    Radar Research
    National Severe Storms Laboratory Chief of Radar Research and Development Doug Forsyth discusses aspects of radar research and what’s in store for the next generation of weather radar.

    Chief of Radar Research and Development ,Doug Forsyth, National Severe Storms Laboratory, Norman, OK

    • Section 1 - Doug discusses the types of radar research done at NSSL (5:43)
    • Section 2 - Doug discusses the transition of research to operations for new radar applications (3:11)
    • Section 3 - Doug discusses Doppler radar and new radar technologies being researched and how they compare (8:39)
    • Section 4 - Doug discusses the advantages of collaborative radar research (3:24)
    • Section 5 - Doug discusses his career and his advice for people considering a career in the atmospheric sciences (6:09)

    headphonesLISTEN TO THE PODCAST    NOVEMBER 8, 2007   RUNTIME 27:08    TRANSCRIPT

    Keith W. Dixon

    The Challenges of Modeling Climate Change and Variability
    Research Meteorologist Keith W. Dixon discusses the role of GFDL in climate modeling, what a model is, and how researchers work to improve models.

    Keith W. Dixon, Research Meteorologist, GFDL, Princeton, NJ

    • Section 1 - Introduction, what is a climate model (03:54)
    • Section 2 - How do you improve climate models (02:44)
    • Section 3 - Role of GFDL in development of climate modeling (01:38)
    • Section 4 - His career choice, and thoughts on careers in science (03:47)

    headphonesLISTEN TO THE COMPLETE PODCAST    JULY 18, 2007    TOTAL RUNTIME 12:12    TRANSCRIPT

    Dr. Anand Gnanadesikan

    The Interaction of Oceans and Climate
    Oceanographer Dr. Anand Gnanadesikan discusses how oceans and climate interact, the challenges of modeling the two, what we don’t know yet, and the most significant impact of climate change on the oceans.

    Dr. Anand Gnanadesikan, Oceanographer, GFDL, Princeton, NJ

    • Section 1 - Introduction and discussion of how the ocean affects climate (03:56)
    • Section 2 - How climate affects the ocean (02:07)
    • Section 3 - What we don't know about the ocean-climate relationship (02:54)
    • Section 4 - The Ocean-Carbon Cycle (02:12)
    • Section 5 - The most significant impact of climate change on the ocean (02:27)
    • Section 6 - His career choice, and thoughts on careers in science (05:31)

    headphonesLISTEN TO THE COMPLETE PODCAST    JULY 17, 2007   TOTAL RUNTIME 19:20    TRANSCRIPT

    Morris Bender

    The GFDL Hurricane Model
    Research Meteorologist Morris Bender discusses how the GFDL Hurricane Model began, the collaborative effort behind the model, the future of hurricane modeling, and discusses careers in the field.

    Morris Bender, Research Meteorologist, GFDL, Princeton, NJ

    • Section 1 - Introduction and discussion of the development of the GFDL Hurricane Model (03:46)
    • Section 2 - The collaborative process in development of the GFDL Hurricane Model (03:32)
    • Section 3 - The future of hurricane modeling and careers in the field (02:54)

    headphonesLISTEN TO THE COMPLETE PODCAST    JULY 18, 2007   TOTAL RUNTIME 13:34    TRANSCRIPT

    Ron Stouffer

    Global Warming, and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
    Physical Scientist Ron Stouffer discusses the evidence for global warming, his role with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and careers in climate research.

    Ron Stouffer, Physical Scientist, GFDL, Princeton, NJ

    • Section 1 - Introduction and discussion of the evidence for Global Warming (03:51)
    • Section 2 - The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and NOAA’s role with the IPCC (05:32)
    • Section 3 - His career choice and careers in climate research (04:40)

    headphonesLISTEN TO THE COMPLETE PODCAST    JULY 18, 2007   TOTAL RUNTIME 14:22    TRANSCRIPT

    Chris Milly

    Climate and Hydrologic Research
    US Geological Survey Hydrologist Chris Milly discusses his role at GFDL, human influences on water availability, and careers in science.

    Chris Milly, US Geological Survey Hydrologist assigned to GFDL, Princeton, NJ

    • Section 1 - Introduction and discussion of why a USGS hydrologist is positioned with GFDL (01:59)
    • Section 2 - Human influences on water availability (03:23)
    • Section 3 - How he’s using the GFDL climate model for making water availability projections (01:21)
    • Section 4 - Projections for changes in water availability (01:55)
    • Section 5 - His career choice and careers in science (02:39)

    headphonesLISTEN TO THE COMPLETE PODCAST    JULY 18, 2007   TOTAL RUNTIME 11:22    TRANSCRIPT

    NOAA Research logo