Dr. Elizabeth Austin, the lead Meteorologist for the Perlan Project has released a book: Treading On Thin Air: Atmospheric Physics, Forensic Meteorology, and Climate Change: How Weather Shapes Our Everyday Lives. In the book, Dr. Austin has extensive narrative about the Perlan Project.
Treading On Thin Air is part memoir and reveals how the weather and climate are intimately tied to our daily lives. In her book, Dr. Austin will demystify climate change, revealing what is really happening with our climate and why, whether it is El Niño, tornadoes, floods or hurricanes. Weather and society are at its most fascinating at extremes, and as Dr. Austin is one of a handful of forensic meteorologists around the globe, she has been called upon to investigate plane crashes, murders, wildfires, avalanches, even bombing cases. Drawing upon her rich experiences, Austin’s Treading on Thin Air promises to be an enlightening and informative journey through the wild word of weather. Below is an excerpt from the book:
Weather is an inescapable part of our daily lives, from the nuances of air travel to the breadth of human history. Our past, present, and future is intimately rooted in weather and climate.
Weather, water, and climate. How we feel, how productive we are, even our sheer existence, depends on these three things.
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"Treading on Thin Air, chronicles a love affair with science. It is an essential read for those who would be
romanced by the mysteries of our planet’s atmosphere. It is populated with characters who don’t “do”
science, but by those that must do science, because they have fallen under the spell of the mysteries
that surround us.
Elizabeth Austin is one of those people.
The story of the Perlan Project’s quest to explore the atmosphere up to edge of space in a glider is a
recurring part of this remarkable story."
CEO, The Perlan Project
Dr. Elizabeth Austin, CCM, is the founder and president of WeatherExtreme Ltd. and lead Meteorologist for the Perlan Project. She is recognized as one of America’s foremost experts on extreme weather, climate change and forensic meteorology. Dr. Austin has worked with NASA, the United Nations, the U.S. Department of Justice, and has counseled on cases ranging from aviation and wildfires to avalanches and tornadoes. An active member of the National Weather Association and the American Meteorological Society, she resides at Lake Tahoe with her family.