Can competition advance meteorology? Can forecasting improve because of competition? Can over-competition put lives in danger? Is weather forecasting better suited for the public or private sector? What is the right balance of competition versus unified message? How do we encourage the right mix innovation, improvement, invigoration, and impartiality in the weather enterprise? Will all this make us uncomfortable … Yes, but how do we leverage competition for the betterment of weather forecasting?
Want to read a bit more about some of the topics from this episode, here are a few links for you to explore:
- When It Comes To U.S. Weather Forecasting: Private, Public Or Both? by Marshall Shepherd
- With iPhones and computer models, do we still need weather forecasters? by Eric Berger
- WxChallenge – North American Collegiate Weather Forecasting Competition
- It’s so hot in Phoenix that airplanes can’t fly
- Prepare for a Supercell
And now for the episode …