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Meet Dr. George Huffman, Research Physical Scientist

George Huffman

Job TItle

Research Physical Scientist

Work Description

In this interview, Dr. George Huffman calls himself a classic weather person, in part because by the fourth grade in North Central Ohio, he already was excited about the prospect of a job studying weather. At the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Huffman focuses on global rainfall, mostly from satellite, though he says he’ll shamelessly use gauge analysis when necessary. 

The data he gathers help to get the best guess of the precipitation happening around the globe on as fine as a scale as possible. This information can apply to practical uses such as predicting landslides, crop forecasting, drought analysis, and even insurance information. (Recorded 12 December 2018)