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Because there is much more to weather than the weather itself! What Is It About The Weather is a podcast/vidcast series where we explore the various ways weather is intertwined into and impacts our lives. Weather itself is interesting and amazing, but what can be even more fascinating and intriguing is how much influence it actually has in our lives. In this journey we hope you will find yourself laughing, enjoying, and learning and from time to time even uttering "I did not know that". Weather geek by nature, atmospheric scientist by degree and meteorologist by trade, your host Mark T Jelinek loves talking about the weather. That love for weather actually drove him back to graduate school after a successful first career in the information services field. He looks forward to expanding your weather horizons and along the way is likely to be heard muttering "I did not know that".

Because there is much more to weather than the weather itself! What Is It About The Weather is a podcast/vidcast series where we explore the various ways weather is intertwined into and impacts our lives. Weather itself is interesting and amazing, but what can be even more fascinating and intriguing is how much influence it actually has in our lives. In this journey we hope you will find yourself laughing, enjoying, and learning and from time to time even uttering "I did not know that". Weather geek by nature, atmospheric scientist by degree and meteorologist by trade, your host Mark T Jelinek loves talking about the weather. That love for weather actually drove him back to graduate school after a successful first career in the information services field. He looks forward to expanding your weather horizons and along the way is likely to be heard muttering "I did not know that".
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Because there is much more to weather than the weather itself! What Is It About The Weather is a podcast/vidcast series where we explore the various ways weather is intertwined into and impacts our lives. Weather itself is interesting and amazing, but what can be even more fascinating and intriguing is how much influence it actually has in our lives. In this journey we hope you will find yourself laughing, enjoying, and learning and from time to time even uttering "I did not know that". Weather geek by nature, atmospheric scientist by degree and meteorologist by trade, your host Mark T Jelinek loves talking about the weather. That love for weather actually drove him back to graduate school after a successful first career in the information services field. He looks forward to expanding your weather horizons and along the way is likely to be heard muttering "I did not know that".

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English

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Episodes

What Do You Do At 100?

5/25/2018
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What Is It About The Weather? turns 100! On with the episode …

Duration:00:13:54

When Doesn’t Weather Change History?

5/18/2018
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Certainly weather has shaped history on a global scale, but weather impacts lives every single day. Are there examples of cases where the impacts have been important for a local area or region such that it shaped the future? Some useful links: Great Storm of 1900 brought winds of change https://www.houstonchronicle.com/local/history/article/Great-Storm-of-1900-brought-winds-of-change-7724171.php One legacy of the […]

Duration:00:26:38

Do You Prefer Your Turf With A Touch Of Rain?

5/11/2018
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Weather certainly impacts just about anything we do outdoors including sports, sometimes in positive ways and other times creating chaos. Soccer is not only dominate the world over, but it is clearly linked to the world of weather. But do you really understand the connections? In this episode we look at how important weather is […]

Duration:00:26:04

How Do Plants Ride Out The Weather?

5/4/2018
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What would you do to survive weather extremes if you could not move? Plants don’t have the luxury of seeking shelter when bad weather comes, so how do they survive those extremes? Some useful links: How Trees Survive Extreme Cold (Or Not) https://www.howplantswork.com/2014/01/29/how-trees-survive-extreme-cold-or-not/ Do Plants Change the Weather? https://www.howplantswork.com/2016/06/01/wip-do-plants-change-the-weather/ How Cacti Survive: Surprising Strategies Quench […]

Duration:00:23:35

How Finicky Is That Produce?

4/27/2018
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How sensitive is agriculture to small changes in weather? For a long time we have understood the idea of microclimates, but did you know that it plays a meaningful role in the foods and beverages we consume? Some useful links: The ‘micro-climate’ that turned Monticello into an agricultural sweet spot https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2016/05/18/the-micro-climate-that-turned-monticello-into-an-agricultural-sweet-spot/ Microclimate – ScienceDirect...

Duration:00:26:04

Can We Beat Weather?

4/20/2018
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Can we overcome weather? Or can we at least push back a little? In this episode we explore some areas where we use our brains to at least keep weather at bay when needed. Here are some useful links: Living Snow Fences: Functions and Benefits http://www.extension.umn.edu/environment/agroforestry/components/UMN-Extension-LivingSnowFences.pdf StormSmart Properties Fact Sheet 6: Sand Fencing...

Duration:00:27:20

Would You Trade Earth’s Weather?

4/13/2018
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Earth weather can be hostile and deadly, but is it really all that bad? Would you trade earth weather for that on another planet or moon in our solar system? We discuss what your options might be in this episode. Here are some links you might want to flip through: List of Solar System objects […]

Duration:00:30:39

Can We Cheat Weather?

4/6/2018
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We have spent much time and effort in our attempts to modify ourselves and things around us to minimize weather impacts. We have also worked for decades to modify the weather with as many failures as successes. How about cheating weather? Can we be a bit more sneaky … and successful, in surprising weather? Some […]

Duration:00:29:09

Can Weather Spark Life?

3/30/2018
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We all understand the key role that weather plays in creating life. When it comes to severe weather however, we often focus on the danger, destruction and death that they deliver. But is that fair? Take something like lightning … is it just a source of danger? In this episode we explore the role lightning […]

Duration:00:24:48

Can Weather Information Be Mobile And Consistent?

3/23/2018
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Communicating weather information is challenging even in the best situations. How do we do this well in the mobile era with so little space and small absorption time? How do we make sure there appropriate consistency between varied sources so that people don’t get conflicting information during key decision making moments? Not an easy thing […]

Duration:00:32:24

Did Weather Give Us The United States?

3/16/2018
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Did Weather Give Us The United States? Kind of a big question to answer and maybe not easy to do. However, in this episode we explore the formative stages of the colonies that would come together and revolt against a distant monarch. Was weather a key element of their eventual success? Episode related links: The […]

Duration:00:31:19

Can Weather Change Time?

3/9/2018
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Can Weather Change Time? Since the marriage of Mother Nature and Father Time, weather and time have had a long history. From Daylight Saving Time to UTC to conservation of angular momentum, we dig into the intertwined nature of weather and time. But can weather change time … have a listen to find out. Here […]

Duration:00:31:10

Is Weather A Stress Reliever?

3/2/2018
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How does being out in the weather make you feel? How about just the sounds of weather and nature? Do they help relieve stress or calm you down? In this episode we explore the idea of how weather and nature sounds can help ease tension and stress in your life. Some useful links from the […]

Duration:00:25:38

Did Weather Save My Life?

2/23/2018
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Can weather save lives? So often we explore impacts that have unfortunate or negative outcomes on lives, but not everything is negative. Weather and our understanding of weather can play important and positive roles in our lives. In this episode we explore how our the discovery of the barometer would change our understanding of how […]

Duration:00:31:53

Why Can’t Hollywood Get Weather Right?

2/16/2018
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Why don’t we get more good weather movies? Is something wrong with weather as a key element or core plot? In this episode we explore why Hollywood so often disappoints when it comes to delivering on the weather front. Is it possible to change this? Is weather just too easy of a cheap thrill or […]

Duration:00:29:02

Are We Losing Our Universal Language?

2/9/2018
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Weather has long been a part of our language, but is it losing its critical place in our conversations? Is weather becoming too emotionally charged to utilize it as a basic construct in conversations? In this episode we explore the role of weather in our communication process and how it might be changing. Is language […]

Duration:00:20:26

Do Weather & Energy Have A Renewable Relationship?

2/2/2018
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Weather and Energy have a long history together. What does the future of that relationship look like? Smooth sailing or rocky roller coaster? We explore both the past and the future of this fundamental relationship in the this episode. A few links for you: Renewables and the future of energy meteorology http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/wea.2066/full In The Elements […]

Duration:00:27:13

Is A Quality Weather Forecast A Inalienable Right?

1/26/2018
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If life is an inalienable right, then what falls into the category of steps to ensure that basic human right is protected legally? Do weather forecasts fall into that category? Do weather forecasts not provide critical information to preserve ‘life’? And if they do, at what point do we step beyond protection and into useful […]

Duration:00:24:56

Is Weather The Reason I Have The Flu?

1/19/2018
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Each year millions around the globe deal with severe cases of the flu. So is weather to blame? Is weather a cause of you catching the flu? Does weather influence how flu spreads around the globe each year? Let’s dive into the issue and try to get to the bottom of the flu/weather connection. Some […]

Duration:00:25:04

Why Did I Get That Weather?

1/12/2018
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Many places on the earth tend to experience a specific range of weather types, but what about when the unusual happens? In the past we have explored these limits, but what about when things seek outside the norms? Here are some links from this episode: Us Fleet Preparations – Tornadoes & Waterspouts https://www.cnic.navy.mil/content/dam/cnic/cnrj/cfa_okinawa/pdfs/NEO/Tornados/Tornado%20Pamplet.pdf Hawaii Ski […]

Duration:00:29:11