Weather Research & presentations
A selection of academic publications and presentations from Mike Augustyniak, MSc.
A Multiscale Examination of Surface Flow Convergence in the Mohawk and Hudson Valleys
May 2008 - Thesis presented to the faculty of the University at Albany.
Forecasters have surmised that the unique terrain found in eastern New York and western New England plays a pivotal role in modulating various weather phenomena in the region.
This is an examination of the interplay between low-level channeled airflow within the Mohawk and Hudson River valleys, the surrounding hilly terrain (i.e., the Adirondack, Catskill, Green, and Berkshire Mountains), and the impact on cold-season weather events of low-level flow channeling in eastern New York.
The Importance Of of Computer Programming in the Private Sector
May 2018 - Moderator for a webinar for the American Meteorological Society Board for Private Sector Meteorologists.
A discussion with four meteorologists who are also proficient at computer coding in different languages. Learn why coding skills can be important in the work world, general tips, and the pros-and-cons of MATLAB, NCL, Python, and SQL.
Job Outlook For Meteorologists & Atmospheric Sciences
January 2018 - Moderator for a webinar for the American Meteorological Society Board for Private Sector Meteorologists.
Panelists from the energy, agriculture, broadcast, and aviation sectors discuss the job outlook for their segment of the meteorology field in the coming decade. Advice and the eye-opening realities of each career were discussed, including a listener Q&A session.
Non-Traditional skills For a Competitive Edge
May 2017 - Moderator for a webinar for the American Meteorological Society Board for Private Sector Meteorologists.
Several meteorologists engage in a panel discussion regarding the extra courses or skills that pair well with a traditional bachelor's degree in meteorology, with the aim of increasing personal marketability.
Harnessing the Power of Social Media in Atmospheric Science
November 2016 - Moderator for a webinar for the American Meteorological Society Board for Private Sector Meteorologists.
How best to use social media in the atmospheric sciences. This discussion includes Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, blogging, and other points.
Beyond The Internship: Helping Weather Nerds Get Jobs
June 2016 - American Meteorological Society Broadcast Conference, Austin, TX
"How do I get a job as a meteorologist?" As a broadcaster, and one of the most accessible faces of the weather world, I bet you get asked that question often. But, beyond "study hard, and get an internship!" what else do you say?
For the last 10 years, the AMS Board for Private Sector Meteorologists (BPSM) has connected hundreds of students with mentors in their field of interest; hosted webinars and networking events; and provided guidance and career advice for budding weather nerds.
Learn about the impact these programs have had within our community, and how to get involved in all that the BPSM offers.
Strategies & Advice for Mid-Career Job Transitions
July 2015 - Moderator for a webinar for the American Meteorological Society Board for Private Sector Meteorologists.
A panel of meteorologists give advice they learned upon making a mid-career transition to a new role within the weather enterprise.