Two UH Manoa researchers set on building a better understanding of extreme weather and its impact on people were interviewed on Jay Fidell’s ThinkTech Hawaii show on December 23, 2013. Michael Bell, Assistant Professor of Meteorology, brought the Doppler on Wheels research vehicle to Hawaii for its first ever tour of the state in October 2013. His research is focused on the genesis and intensification of tropical cyclones, primarily through the collection and analysis of research quality observations from aircraft and Doppler radars. Owen Shieh is a graduate student investigating the factors that drive rapid intensification of tropical storms and typhoons in the western North Pacific. Shieh is working full-time as the Weather and Climate Program Coordinator at the National Disaster Preparedness Training Center (NDPTC), which is part of UH Mānoa’s College of Social Sciences.