About the Author

Michael Erb is a scientist and writer.  He’s currently working with Kelvin to document the weather detective’s cases.  He grew up in central North Carolina, where he spent his time riding his bike, doing arts and crafts with his sister, and wondering about the world.  Why, he wondered, is the sky blue?  How do planes fly?  How do radios work?  The answers to these questions led him to the joys of scientific investigation.  He is now a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute for Geophysics at the University of Texas at Austin, having completed his Ph.D. in atmospheric science at Rutgers University in 2014.  As a researcher, he gets to ask bigger questions and conduct experiments to try to answer them.  He currently uses computer models to investigate how slow changes in the shape of the Earth’s orbit, as well as other climate forcings, may have affected climate in the past.  While daydreaming, he occasionally takes trips back to the ice ages, but wouldn’t want to live there.

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