My name is Bryan and I’m a recently retired meteorologist and environmental engineer with a long-time interest in all earth sciences and astronomy.  More recently my interests have expanded to studying climate, paleo climate, and ecology, as well as ancestral diet and health.  I am not a climate expert but as I learn more about climate I will be sharing some of the more interesting things that I learn.  I receive no funding for this blog and the ideas and information expressed here are my own opinions based on my own experience and collected wisdom.

I have a Bachelors Degree in Engineering Science (1974) and Masters Degree in Engineering (1979) from the University of Texas at Austin with a major in meteorology and minor in environmental health engineering.  I have over 40 years of work experience in air quality and weather forecasting, analysis, monitoring, quality assurance, and data validation.

As a hobby I have tracked all of the Atlantic hurricanes and tropical storms since 1963 and I have been an avid amateur photographer ever since my first camera at age seven. Some of my more interesting photos are posted here:

Flickr: Bryan – oz4caster

The cover photo is from a film negative scan of a photo I took from the top of a mountain I climbed in Colorado in May 1977.

4 responses to “About

  1. Good blog, Brian, I thought you were Australian with the “oz” prefix.

  2. Thanks Keith. The “oz” is from “ozone”. For many years I forecasted ozone and particle air pollution for the State of Texas before I retired in 2015. Hence the handle “oz4caster”.

  3. Oz

    I got a reply from the help desk at the Met Office regarding Cairngorm:

    “The Met Office Cairngorm Summit SIESAWS (Severe Icing Environment Semi-Automatic Weather Station) uses ultrasonic wind sensors and the reported wind is for the 10 minute period leading up to the observation.”

    So now we know!


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