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Lakshmanan V
Works at Climate Corporation
Attended Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India
Lives in Bellevue, Washington
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Purple Radar
If you are driving along Robinson St. in Norman today, you'd see a purple radar dome. My former colleagues at OU/NSSL got together and painted the phased array radar (PAR) purple in honor of a key PAR scientist who is going through cancer treatment right no...
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Cranks make testable predictions
Working in severe weather, I have gotten used to getting the occassional email from cranks, even ones with credentials that make you want to take them seriously. For example, a couple of years ago, I was pestered repeatedly by a professor of civil engineeri...
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It always surprises me that the same people who trust science and scientists enough to agree that we need to deal with climate change completely ignore the scientific consensus that GMOs are perfectly safe, and will reduce the use of harmful chemicals.
By Mark Lynas - I want to start with some apologies. For the record, here and upfront, I apologize for having spent several years ripping up GM crops. I am also
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Cycling over the lake
USA today came out with one of their lists of best places to live.  Among all cities (without looking at midsized cities, etc.) Newton, MA and Bellevue, WA took the top two spots.  My experience with Newton has been limited to playing bridge at the Jewish c...
USA today came out with one of their lists of best places to live.  Among all cities (without looking at midsized cities, etc.) Newton, MA and Bellevue, WA took the top two spots.  My experience with Newton has been limited t...
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Life of a scientist
One of the best books I've read this year was How I Killed Pluto and Why It Had It Coming , a book by Caltech astronmer Mike Brown.  He discovered Eris, the Pluto-sized object in the Kuiper belt, that caused Pluto to get demoted. If you liked Surely You're ...
One of the best books I've read this year was How I Killed Pluto and Why It Had It Coming, a book by Caltech astronmer Mike Brown.  He discovered Eris, the Pluto-sized object in the Kuiper belt, that caused Pluto to get demot...
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Three-commute day
Today, I commuted to work three times.  Huh? My usual commute is to ride the bike (at 6.45 am) to a freeway station and catch an express bus to Seattle. At about 7.10am, I got a call from home.  The wife could not find the car keys. Turns out I had been eve...
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Sense the danger
In a strong club game, I was West and holding ♠AJ86 ♥ KQ ♦ QJ73 ♣Q93 opened 1NT (15-17).   North overcalled 2H, and this got passed out. Partner led the 4 of spades, and dummy comes down with: ♠KQ95 ♥ 8 ♦ 982 ♣AK864 Declarer called for the Queen.  Plan the ...
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Controlling her spirit
The kids and I are playing The Settlers of Catan .  The daughter is winning and has 9 points (10 to win), but the son is close behind and will probably get a longer road, thus reducing her to 7 points on the next turn. She is about to pass the die off to me...
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"The Simpsons and their mathematical secrets" http://feedly.com/e/RR2K0e7T
Acclaimed science and math writer Simon Singh has written a book on the mathematics of The Simpsons, The Simpsons and Their Math
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Spectacular and crowded
Having recently moved to the Seattle are, we are still like kids in a candy store. I'm bicycling to a bus stop and taking an express bus to work.  This combination is a little unlikely in the Midwest -- I am on the liberal, left coast alright. Last weekend,...
Having recently moved to the Seattle are, we are still like kids in a candy store. I'm bicycling to a bus stop and taking an express bus to work.  This combination is a little unlikely in the Midwest -- I am on the liberal, l...
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Two approaches to space
There are few popular media articles that can explain why a poor country like India would invest in a space program, and why that space program could maintain bipartisan support through the decades.  This article is worth reading: http://www.bloombergview.c...
There are few popular media articles that can explain why a poor country like India would invest in a space program, and why that space program could maintain bipartisan support through the decades.  This article is worth rea...
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  • Climate Corporation
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Bellevue, Washington
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Norman, OK - Cape Palmas, Liberia - Chennai, India
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I do research at the intersection of meteorology, statistics/machine learning and geographic information systems.

My blogs:
  1. Not That Sane (general-purpose blog)
  2. Too Late Now! Mishaps at the bridge table (bridge blog)
  3. WDSS-II blog (my work at NSSL)
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  • Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India
  • The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
  • University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
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