Holy cow, I wrote a book!
is Professor of Atmospheric Sciences at the University
To those of us in the Seattle area,
he's a weather celebrity,
every Friday on local
public radio station KUOW
to provide a weekend weather forecast and
discuss other weather issues.
covers similar material,
such as his
why weather radar shows lots of echoes even though there was no rain.
His articles, while fascinating, are also quite long,
so to help you get through them, there is the
Cliff Mass TLDR blog.
the TLDR version of the mysterious echoes goes like this:
The radar is picking up birds instead of rain
It's been dry, but the weather radar last night showed lots of echos,
suggesting it rained all night. No, it was just birds.
Explaining the joke in the title:
"Cliff Notes" is a pun on
a United States producer of study guides.