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How to download a reference from AMS Journals Online

June 12, 2017  Filed under Blog, Featured, Potpourri, Writing 

. 1. Go to an article, say http://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/abs/10.1175/MWR-D-16-0460.1 2. On the red bar, click on the download button (third icon from left). 3. This screen appears: http://journals.ametsoc.org/action/showCitFormats?doi=10.1175%2FMWR-D-16-0460.1 4. At the bottom, you can copy the text for the reference list, including the doi. Steenburgh, W.J. and L.S. Campbell, 2017: The OWLeS IOP2b Lake-Effect Snowstorm: Shoreline […]

How Bill Paxton Helped Us Understand Tornadoes in Europe

February 26, 2017  Filed under Articles, Blog, Featured, Popular, Potpourri 

Today I learned that Bill Paxton died at the age of 61. I never met him, although I knew people who had met him during the filming of Twister. He was said to be friendly and curious about the science on set. Many meteorologists of a certain age group are likely in this career because […]

Goodreads loves Eloquent Science

December 22, 2016  Filed under Blog 

The Goodread visitors who have read Eloquent Science rate us quite highly: 4.15 out of 5. Thank you to everyone! https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/7391723-eloquent-science

“Improving Together: Better Science Writing Through Peer Learning”

August 8, 2016  Filed under Blog, Featured, Potpourri, Reviewing, Writing 

How do you motivate early-career researchers to improve their communication skills? Mathew Stiller-Reeve from the Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research in Bergen, Norway, and colleagues reveal how they were able to develop their writing and communication skills through the development of the ClimateSnack project, described in this journal article in Hydrology and Earth System Sciences. […]

Book review: Science Research Writing for Non-Native Speakers of English

October 9, 2015  Filed under Blog, Featured, Publishing, Writing 

When I wrote Eloquent Science, the most difficult chapter to write was the one for non-native English speakers. Growing up a native English speaker, I felt that I couldn’t offer much about how to help non-native speakers write better. But, I strongly felt that the book needed to say something to this audience. The books […]

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