Is it possible to start a petition to pull this presentation? If I was in the same session as him, I would be very offended.Either Mr. Hardwig has a friend on the AGU conference comittee who is just as off as he is, or no one's really checking the actual abstract submissions.
This is a major conference that occurs every year. Frankly I just lost some respect for this group (of which I have been a member for years now).
What I find odd is that the most common type of waterspout environment is a tropicalSeems he has taught himself jet streak dynamics 101 with a little other basic meteorology mixed in...minus his theory that tornadogenesis occurs at the 250mb level ends up at the surface (not sure how he would account for low topped crapvection that produces wedges in the southeast), his overall theory is 101 type stuff. How did this ever get through to be presented? Poor Mr. Softwig :-(