Climatology continues to play a huge role in the education and preparation for Alaskans in a changing climate.
Rick Thoman tried to retire a couple years ago, but finds that his passion for all things climate keep him working with the scientific community. After receiving an honor of the 2020 NOAA Distinguished Career Award for Professional Achievement, Rick continues to share his knowledge with his colleagues, including Brian Brettschneider of Anchorage.
PhD Climatologist and Environmental Geographer, Brian Brettschneider, works closely with Rick Thoman, who lives in Fairbanks, Alaska. While he claims to not have left Anchorage since the start of the pandemic, Brian may be seen in the high country of the Chugach Mountains or along the coastline with his drone.
Both contribute their expertise to the scientific community as well as the aviation community with the ever evolving weather forecast center.
Thanks to our guests, Rick(@AlaskaWx) and Brian(@Climatologist49)for making today's podcast extra special.
Happy Friday from Alaska!
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Recently Published Article in AOPA Pilot Magazine October 2020 issue:
"Witness to Change~General Aviation's Role in the Study of Climate". https://www.aopa.org/news-and-media/all-news/2020/…