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45 BEACON LETTER FROM HEADQUARTERS Sharing Experiences with Meteorological Societies from around the World very special event will be a par t of the AMS While the international societies vary greatly in Annual Meeting this coming January in New size and resources, they share many common goals A Orleans—the Four th Global Meeting of the in suppor ting the science and applications of the International Forum of Meteorological weather, water, and climate communi- Societies (IFMS). IFMS, the first organi- ties. They also face many similar chal- zation bringing together meteorological lenges in finding ways to suppor t the societies from around the world, was dissemination of new scientific results, established in 2009, principally under foster useful collaborations among scien- the leadership of Walt Dabberdt, who tists and practitioners, improve science was AMS President at the time, and with education at all levels, and enhance the the unanimous support of the leaders of 19 of the scientific literacy of the general population in their world’s regional and national meteorological societies. regions of the world. The IFMS Global Meetings As noted on the IFMS website (www.ifms.org/): offer wonderful venues to discuss those common challenges, as well as to share success stories about The http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society American Meteorological Society

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American Meteorological Society
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Copyright © American Meteorological Society
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1520-0477
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1520-0477
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10.1175/1520-0477-96.10.1799
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Abstract

LETTER FROM HEADQUARTERS Sharing Experiences with Meteorological Societies from around the World very special event will be a par t of the AMS While the international societies vary greatly in Annual Meeting this coming January in New size and resources, they share many common goals A Orleans—the Four th Global Meeting of the in suppor ting the science and applications of the International Forum of Meteorological weather, water, and climate communi- Societies (IFMS). IFMS, the first organi- ties. They also face many similar chal- zation bringing together meteorological lenges in finding ways to suppor t the societies from around the world, was dissemination of new scientific results, established in 2009, principally under foster useful collaborations among scien- the leadership of Walt Dabberdt, who tists and practitioners, improve science was AMS President at the time, and with education at all levels, and enhance the the unanimous support of the leaders of 19 of the scientific literacy of the general population in their world’s regional and national meteorological societies. regions of the world. The IFMS Global Meetings As noted on the IFMS website (www.ifms.org/): offer wonderful venues to discuss those common challenges, as well as to share success stories about The

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Bulletin of the American Meteorological SocietyAmerican Meteorological Society

Published: Oct 1, 2015

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