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Not many people can claim to have revolutionized the art and science of weather prediction. Venkatachalam Ramaswamy came up with a plan adopted by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to substantially upgrade its operational prediction model. Ramaswamy is director of NOAA’s geophysical fluid dynamics laboratory, as well as a a finalist in this year’s Service to America Medals program. He joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to talk about his work.