37 episodes

Welcome to the Triple Point Podcast, a podcast for those working at the intersection of weather and climate, technology, and society. We focus on innovators and leaders working to make our communities safe and resilient in the face of a dynamic and ever changing world. We are your hosts Jeff Cunningham and Ryan Harris. The Triple Point Podcast is owned and operated by 81 Degrees, LLC.

The Triple Point™ Podcast Jeff Cunningham & Ryan Harris

    • Technology
    • 5.0 • 12 Ratings

Welcome to the Triple Point Podcast, a podcast for those working at the intersection of weather and climate, technology, and society. We focus on innovators and leaders working to make our communities safe and resilient in the face of a dynamic and ever changing world. We are your hosts Jeff Cunningham and Ryan Harris. The Triple Point Podcast is owned and operated by 81 Degrees, LLC.

    Weather Outside the Box with Scott Mackaro

    Weather Outside the Box with Scott Mackaro

    Host: Ryan Harris

    Guest: Scott Mackaro, Head of Insights and Innovation, Vaisala X-Weather

    Description: What if NOAA’s global weather model didn’t exist in 10 years?  It’s a provocative question that challenges conventional wisdom, but it’s a question worth considering as Google, NVIDIA, and others are challenging the weather modeling space with their rapidly advancing AI technology.  The government should still probably play some sort of role in shaping and regulating this potential future paradigm shift similar to how the government regulates the safety of insulin and other pharmaceuticals while still promoting innovation.  Scott Mackaro from Vaisala X-Weather joins the show for what may turn out to be the first in a series of Outside the Box episodes.



    For complete show notes:

    The Triple Point Podcast Website


    ---

    Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/triplepoint/message

    • 44 min
    Salient Innovations in Seasonal Prediction with Matt Stein

    Salient Innovations in Seasonal Prediction with Matt Stein

    Show Notes

    Host: Ryan Harris

    Guest: Matt Stein, CEO, Salient Predictions

    Description: The atmosphere is the main driver of our daily weather.  But it's the oceans, with its long-term thermodynamic memory, that drive our climate patterns from seasonal, to decadal, and beyond.  NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center and an increasing number of private industry companies like Salient Predictions use signals in long-term ocean patterns, soil moisture, sea ice, and snow cover to make much longer predictions than what you might see on your daily weather app.  Such signals give us long-term oscillation patterns like El Nino, the Arctic Oscillation, and more.  And these companies are helping industries from energy, to agriculture, to insurance buy down sub-seasonal to seasonal environmental risk.  It’s one of the frontiers in the weather and climate world where climate science meets data science head and where unique machine learning techniques are finding new signals in the noise of our chaotic climate.



    See Podcast Website for Complete Show Notes


    ---

    Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/triplepoint/message

    • 54 min
    Evolving Public Risk Perception with Brian LaMarre

    Evolving Public Risk Perception with Brian LaMarre

    Show Notes

    Host: Ryan Harris

    Guests: Brian LaMarre, NWS Meteorologist in Charge, Tampa Bay

    Description: In 1900, an estimated 8,000 people lost their lives in the Great Galveston Hurricane that September. Our understanding of hurricane risk has improved immensely since then, but still over 100 were killed just 18 months ago in Hurricane Ian. Risk is defined as the probability of some hazard occurring multiplied by the impact that hazard may have on an individual, population, or system. The first problem here is that humans don't always understand probabilities, and the second problem is that humans have a psychological bias to downplay or plain ignore the risk of hazards because they haven't personally experienced the hazard before. Hurricane Ian was a perfect example of poor risk perceptions, and it's the first topic we uncover this year as Brian LaMarre from the National Weather Service joins The Triple Point™. Hear about how the Weather Service is improving risk perceptions with better technology and communications strategies, and also the importance of personal accountability and trusting authoritative sources.



    For complete show notes: https://triplepointpodcast.com


    ---

    Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/triplepoint/message

    • 53 min
    The Triple Point Podcast Presents the Best of 2023

    The Triple Point Podcast Presents the Best of 2023

    Show Notes

    Hosts: Jeff Cunningham and Ryan Harris (and Eric Hunt for Episode 23)

    Guests: All 2023 Guests

    Description: Welcome to the final Triple Point™ Podcast of the year. And what a year it's been! If you didn't get a chance to listen to our monthly episodes in 2023, this 90-minute episode will get you fully caught up on all the insights you missed, hear some bold predictions and career advice for up and coming leaders, and best of all, end the year sharing some of the hilarious Triple Point™ outtakes. We hope you have a safe and healthy holiday season and look forward to seeing you in 2024!

    Complete Show Notes Here


    ---

    Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/triplepoint/message

    • 1 hr 30 min
    Public-Private Tech Partnerships with Wayne MacKenzie

    Public-Private Tech Partnerships with Wayne MacKenzie

    Show Notes

    Hosts: Jeff Cunningham and Ryan Harris

    Guest: Wayne MacKenzie, Program Manager, NOAA Technology Partnerships Office

    Description: NOAA’s Technology Partnerships Office serves the U.S. economy by transferring government-developed scientific and technological innovations to commercial applications, facilitating strategic public-private partnerships, and investing in small business research and development.  This multi-use technological development cycle maximizes the government’s original investment in addition to advancing NOAA’s operational missions.  NOAA’s Technology Transfer Program Manager, Wayne MacKenzie, joined The Triple Point™ to share more about NOAA intellectual property, patents, and the Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) programs, and he also shared how his involvement in improv theater makes for more productive conversations, staff meetings, and life in general.

    Click here for complete show notes!


    ---

    Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/triplepoint/message

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Weather for UAS and Air Taxis with Don Berchoff

    Weather for UAS and Air Taxis with Don Berchoff

    Show Notes

    Host: Jeff Cunningham and Ryan Harris

    Guest: Don Berchoff, CEO of TruWeather Solutions

    Description: Who pays attention to the weather when there is no pilot on board an aircraft? This is the situation for beyond visual line of site (BVLOS) unmanned aerial vehicles which fly without the world's best weather sensor, a pilot. Don Berchoff and the TruWeather team are delivering on a promise to reduce micro-weather uncertainty for Beyond Visual Line of Sight operations, with a focus on "over-the-horizon" hard-to-detect weather hazards. TruWeather’s efforts seek to replace the loss of the “human sensor”, the pilot, on board the aircraft and increase airframe revenue generation and effectiveness when weather is marginal for operations. In this episode, we unpack this wicked problem and create a few new weather conspiracy theories along the way.



    Click Here for Complete Show Notes


    ---

    Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/triplepoint/message

    • 1 hr 12 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

BMac** ,

Great show, hosted by veterans!

This show has been a staple in my surgery recovery. I’ve enjoyed the discussions to keep my mind fresh on the latest trends!

Top Podcasts In Technology

Lex Fridman Podcast
Lex Fridman
All-In with Chamath, Jason, Sacks & Friedberg
All-In Podcast, LLC
Dwarkesh Podcast
Dwarkesh Patel
TED Radio Hour
NPR
Acquired
Ben Gilbert and David Rosenthal
Hard Fork
The New York Times

You Might Also Like