"I learned from watching tv that you could make a living working with weather and how cool is that?" an interview with George Huffman

Recorded February 15, 2019 Archived February 15, 2019 19:31 minutes
Id: APP614339

Description

George Huffman calls himself a classic weather person, in part because by the fourth grade in North Central Ohio, he already was excited about the prospect that you could make a job studying weather. At the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Huffman focuses on global rainfall, mostly from satellite, though he says he’ll shamelessly use gauge analysis when necessary.

The data he gathers help to get the best guess of the precipitation happening around the globe on as fine as a scale as possible. This information can apply to practical uses such as predicting landslides, crop forecasting, drought analysis, and even insurance information. (Recorded 12 December 2018)

Participants

  • George Huffman
  • Josh Learn

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