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. 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!


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

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