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I'm Chief Scientist for the National Weather Service Forecast Office in Topeka Kansas USA. This involves training, research, and overseeing new hardware/software implementation. My chief interests are in training that results in better forecasting and warning for convective storms. My interests/hobbies outside of weather include computers, hiking and golf.
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It combines two of my prime interests, weather and computers so it was a natural. Of all the distributed computing projects, it is the one that perhaps has the greatest potential for results that will affect the future of humanity. Attempting to quantify the uncertainty of climate forecasts through ensemble modelling on home computers is a great idea.
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