NOTE:This page will expand as long as I not under the weather!!:-)
I have been interested in weather for a long, long time. I remember imitating Don Kent and other TV weathermen when I was little. I also vaguely remember counting the number of seconds between lightning flashes and thunder claps and tracking temperature changes during thundrstorms when I was little.
I also developed a strong interest in astronomy as well. For that and other reasons, I concentrated in applied math, physics and fluid mechanics during my college and graduate school days. I did take a couple meteorology related courses during my graduate school days at MIT. My Master's thesis was on critically examining various models and theories on Jupiter's Great Red Spot - a subject combining both astronomy and atmospheric science.
After graduate school, I did some atmospheric radiation modeling at Aerodyne Research using LOWTRAN for calculating how far jet plumes can be imaged in the infrared in the mid 1980s. In the late 1980s, I did some literature searches on stratospheric ozone, radiation models and optical turbulence at SPARTA and did some programming related to solar radiation effects on snow packs.
Then, in the early 1990s, I began my current work related to aviation weather at SRC, which then became a part of Titan Corporation - now it is L-3 Communcations (the first two jobs ran out of defense funds). I love working with weather data analysis and modeling. I enjoy working with data from National Lightning Detection Network, Runway Visual Range sensors, ceilometers, precipitation sensors and anemometers. All my publications are weather related. I also have been on Mount Washington back in 1994 to support visibility sensor research related to their performance in dense fog (Category IIIb RVR). I have also been to quite a few American Meteorological Society (AMS) conferences, have presented a few papers and set up several other poster sessions. I have also been a full Member of the AMS since 1994.
Besides work, I love to videotape thunderstorms (I wish I could make a Flash movie of one!!:-) tracking time intervals between lightning flashes and thunder claps as well as the temperature changes on my digital thermometer. I also enjoy photographing sunsets and rainbows. I'd like to shoot a video of the Green Flash (or at least make a Flash movie of one!!:-) I have also been to Blue Hill Weather Observatory in Milton, MA a couple times around 2003-2004.
I also remember The Blizzard of 1978 howling when I was a student at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. I remember students jumping into the snowpacks after the storm was over and the state of Massachusetts being shut down for days. I also remember Hurricane Gloria in 1985 (GOES images - vis / IR) - the power was out for a couple of days. I was living in Billerica, MA then. Other storms and events I remember are Hurricane Bob in 1991 (GOES images - vis / IR) happening just after starting work for System Resources Corp, the Unnamed Storm on"Howl-een" 1991, and snowstorms in 1993, 1996 and the April Fool's day storm of 1997. I also remember rejoicing over Boston getting more than 100 inches of snow during the winter of 1995-1996.
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Page modified January 1, 2016.