Today on Weather Break, we’re kicking off a new series of episodes that we’re calling “How’s the Weather?” From time to time, we’re going to get on the phone and call meteorologists, atmospheric scientists, and environmental scientists around the world to hear about their work and the interesting weather and climate they are experiencing. Today we make a satellite call to a research ship working in the Gulf of Alaska. There we reached Patrick A’hearn, a graduate of the Creighton University Environmental Sciences Program. Patrick works for the University of Washington and the Pacific Marine Environment Lab, deploying research buoys around the world to monitor the oceans and the atmosphere. Recently, his ship has been hit by a series of intense storms, and today he’ll tell us about the winds and the waves that he has been seeing.
Patrick is a graduate of the Creighton University Environmental Sciences Program. He currently works for the University of Washington, but most of his time is spent on projects with the Pacific Marine Environment Laboratory.
Patrick was working aboard the Canadian Coast Guard ship John P. Tully. Where is the Tully now?