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Greetings. My name is David Roth, and I'm a meteorologist and weather forecaster. My work-related research revolves around developing a Tropical cyclone rainfall climatology and aiding in the Atlantic hurricane reanalysis. My interest in weather may have been influenced by my mom at an early age (according to dad), but Hurricane David in 1979 passing by our old place in Miami probably helped it along. Weather became my hobby in the summer of 1983, and to some degree I still consider it a hobby, even if it is my means of employment. I find wikipedia to be a good way/method of organizing information and sharing it with others. I like the idea of random quality control from others as well. As of last check, I'm number 1677 on the List of Wikipedians by number of edits.


Article contributionsEdit

Five articles needed extensive improvement and modification to go through the GAC and FAC processes. The featured list was created by myself. Extratropical cyclone was improved from Stub class to FA class within one month in October 2006. Tropical cyclone required the input and help of numerous editors and reviewers over a 1 1/2 year period before it became featured early in 2008. Numerical weather prediction took three months to go from Start to FA class in 2010/2011. Of the 121 articles I've contributed toward which have passed GA (but have yet to achieve FA status), 29 were created from scratch. Below is a list of articles that I have either created, or improved, but have yet to reach GA or FA status.


I'll visit sporadically. A work-related project is generally keeping me away.

Articles which deserve to be read by everyone on WikipediaEdit

Relevant userboxesEdit

Awards and barnstarsEdit

  The Working Man's Barnstar
For the incredible amount of effort you've put into the tropical cyclone wikiproject. :D Coredesat talk! 03:32, 15 September 2006 (UTC)
WikiProject Tropical cyclones, awards you this Cyclone Barnstar for your contributions to the knowledge of TC Rainfall. 00:38, 2 July 2006 (UTC)
  Great Editing Award
OK, its an award that I've just constructed especially for this, but your work on Extratropical cyclone is, and has been, exceptional. Crimsone 15:57, 4 October 2006 (UTC)
  The Surreal Barnstar
This is for you using Wikipedia in great ways to escape for your daily work. Oh wait a sec.... :) Great job with everything. Hurricanehink (talk) 01:18, 5 January 2007 (UTC)
  The E=mc² Barnstar
For significant and much needed improvements to as well as creating new articles on an assortment of meteorological topics. Evolauxia 04:51, 19 May 2007 (UTC)

 Bar awarded for much needed improvements to Satellite temperature measurements. IanOfNorwich (talk) 21:50, 16 January 2011 (UTC)

  The Original Barnstar
Great work on getting the volcanic ash article up to GA status. Joyous! | Talk 23:57, 15 February 2008 (UTC)
  Featured writer's barnstar
Here's this Featured writer's barnstar, due to your work in getting Tropical cyclone featured. Congrats, and thanks for all of your hours of dedication. ♬♩ Hurricanehink (talk) 21:11, 27 February 2008 (UTC)
  The Red Barnstar
You deserve this star for your excellent efforts, many of which have resulted in quality articles. Your research is greatly appreciated. CVW (Talk) 04:34, 28 February 2008
  • Congratulations on being able to pull off what I couldn't really do. :) Therefore, you very much deserve the following:
  The Cyclone Barnstar
I award you this cyclone barnstar for your exceptional work in getting Tropical cyclone all the way to Featured article status, in addition to the multitude of Good articles you have produced about tropical cyclone meteorology. Titoxd(?!? - cool stuff) 19:05, 28 February 2008 (UTC)
  The Original Barnstar
For all your painstaking work determining starting and ending dates for old Atlantic hurricane seasons, as well as your use, collection, and production of rainfall information and graphics, I award you the Original Barnstar. You have long deserved this and now is the time for me to give it to you. Congratulations and keep up the great work! Miss Madeline | Talk to Madeline 01:31, 7 June 2008 (UTC)
  The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
For expanding Cyclone and helping it remain a Good Article. Keep up the good work, if all of Wikipedia's articles could be improved in this matter, we'd have quite the impressive encyclopedia! Nehrams2020 (talk) 07:40, 15 July 2008 (UTC)
  The Special Barnstar
I think you deserve this barnstar after all of your hard work to get Wind up to scratch so it can go through an FAC Jason Rees (talk) 05:17, 15 June 2009 (UTC)
  The Original Barnstar
For all the hard work you've done to improve some of Wikipedia's most important articles, including Wind and Snow. –Juliancolton | Talk 06:34, 14 July 2009 (UTC)
Your majesty, it gives me great pleasure to bestow these Imperial Napoleonic Triple Crown upon Thegreatdr for your contributions to stormy articles in the areas of WP:DYK, WP:GA, and WP:FC. Well done, Casliber (talk · contribs) 12:12, 16 May 2010 (UTC)
  The Working Wikipedian's Barnstar
Over the past few weeks you have done a substantial number of edits. Those edits involve adding necessary details to Southern Hemisphere cyclone seasons, and the addition of satellite pictures from the Mariners' Weather Log. All of those were little incremental edits, little incremental edits that improved the encyclopedia in those areas. In thanks of your efforts in this area, I award you this barnstar. Congratulations and keep up the good work. Miss Madeline | Talk to Madeline 00:37, 24 April 2013 (UTC)