Speaking of big conferences, while it’s true that the climate action of late has mostly centered on the American Geophysical Union rather than the alternative American Meteorological Society (which makes sense, because of the paleoclimate and geochemistry aspects of climate), the AMS meeting is also coming up next month, and this time Austin is the host city.
It’s also a pleasure to note that the meteorological community is adopting Python as its de facto standard, and hopefully will be gradually emerging from the dark ages of post-1977 Fortran, an inelegant botch. (Word on the street is that Python performance may be competitive with Fortran’s on array computations soon.) No less than three of the eleven short courses being offered are centered on Python, including an introductory course by Johnny Lin, a fellow former postdoc in Ray Pierrehumbert’s group.
If there are P3 readers attending, let me know. I’d be happy to arrange a meet-up.