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Climate vs. Weather

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Climate vs. Weather
Program Summary

Dr. Otis Brown of the University of Miami explains the differences between climate and weather, and long-term climate change compared to heat waves. Brown also discusses the utility of weather forecasts and climate models in today's society.

Image credits: NASA Scientific Visualization Studio, NOAA, Shutterstock, Invenergy Wind Farm.

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Otis Brown Otis Brown - Dr. Otis Brown is the founding Director of the NOAA Cooperative Institute for Climate and Satellites (NC) in Asheville, NC, associated with the National Climatic Data Center, which is hosted by NC State University. He is a tenured professor at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, University of Miami and is also an adjunct professor at North Carolina State University and the University of Maryland.