J. Marshall Shepherd

Oct. 18, 2013

With Shutdown Over, Scientists Assess the Damage

Government labs are turning on their lights—but many Antarctic scientists are still in limbo.

J. Marshall Shepherd, american meterological society, shutdown, government shutdown, science

May. 24, 2013

Tracking Killer Tornadoes

The massive tornado that struck Oklahoma this week was the product of specific atmospheric conditions—and bad luck.

weather, climate, tornado, extreme storms, twister, oklahoma, Marshall Shepherd, American Meteorological Society

Nov. 02, 2012

Seeing Sandy From Space

Scientists are taking a long view of Sandy.

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