Dr. Jeff Masters, one of the most well-known and widely respected meteorologists in the U.S., becomes a regular blog and features contributor this week as meteorologist, Yale Climate Connections. His first of what are expected to be two feature articles a month, this piece addressing sea-level risks facing Gulf of Mexico mangroves, is posted here.
Joining Masters in coming weeks as a frequent contributor to Yale Climate Connections is his long-time Weather Underground colleague, meteorologist, and book author Bob Henson, who worked for more than 20 years at the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR), which manages the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR).
Masters, a cofounder of Weather Underground and a long-time educator and public speaker on weather and climate change issues, plans also to blog frequently at the YCC site during the Atlantic hurricane season, particularly during the peak mid-August through mid-October portion of the season. Until recently he had been blogging on his Cat6 blog. That blog is ceasing activities effective June 19.
In addition, Masters over the past year has been writing regularly on weather and climate change issues for Scientific American, also ending those posts in the coming week.
He expects to continue blogging frequently – often daily – as Atlantic hurricanes threaten the U.S. As have his earlier blog activities, his posts for Yale Climate Connections will provide for healthy reader exchanges and comments. In the past, his Weather Underground and related blog activities frequently have attracted thousands of visitors and comments daily.
Along with Masters, Yale Climate Connections expects to this summer begin carrying feature posts by Bob Henson, also departing from the IBM-owned Weather Underground site. Henson, who is expected to write monthly for Yale Climate Connections, is the author of the much acclaimed “Thinking Person’s Guide to Climate Change,” published in 2014 by the American Meteorological Society. That book stems from a 2006 book he wrote, the first of what were to be three editions of the “Rough Guide to Climate Change.” That first edition was one of five finalists for the U.K.’s Royal Society Prize for Science Books.