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Special Announcement

Special Announcement In addition, participants may choose a four-hour 5602578 , 5601785; fax: 203 5602915; e-mail: hands-on training class along with industry-specific ruaafeng@rusys.EG.net ; URL: http://www.frcu. sessions that may include legal issues, chemical ap- eun.eg/www/conference/aast.html or http://www. ceosr.gmu.edu/news.html. plications and anti-icing practices, and maintenance The conference will provide exhibits for research decision making with weather and RWIS (Road and education or commercial exhibits consistent with the Runway Weather Information Systems) data. conference objectives. Potential exhibitors may con- Interested parties should contact Ann Buchmann, tact the exhibit coordinator for more information no Surface Systems, Inc., 11612 Lilburn Park Rd., St. later than 1 May 1997. Exhibit queries should be di- Louis, MO 63146; telephone: 800-325-7226; fax: rected to Mohamed Farghaly, EOEI '97, P.O. Box 314-569-3567. 1029, Miami, Alexandria, Egypt; telephone: 203 5604064 , 5602748; fax: 203 5602144; e-mail: NW S Host s Technolog y Conferenc e ruaafeng@rusys.EG.net. The National Weather Service (NWS) will host a four-day Dissemination Technology Conference on Safet y an d Maintenanc e Feature d a t Worksho p 15-18 April 1997 at the Department of Commerce's The 11th International Transportation Weather Herbert C. Hoover Building in Washington, D.C. The Workshop, hosted by Surface Systems, Inc. (SSI), of conference targets the telecommunications industry St. Louis, Missouri, will be held on 22-25 Septem- and private sector users of NWS products. ber 1997 at the Regal Riverfront Hotel in St. Louis. Th e first half of the conference will focus on The theme for this year's workshop is "RWIS To- changes taking place in NWS technologies and pro- day: A Proactive, High-Tech Approach for Transpor- cedures, NWS operations, and background on current tation." Special emphasis will be given to protocol and planned dissemination systems. Presentations will issues, networking, and how systems communicate. be made by program managers within the NWS, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the Department of Commerce, the Federal Communications Commission, and the Federal Emer- Special Announcement gency Management Agency. The final portion of the conference will feature an industry forum on telecommunications services for The following are recommendations from future NWS information dissemination. Intended as AMS's Committee on Radar Meteorology a dialogue on where the dissemination of warnings, imagery, forecasts, weather data, and graphics is The committee notes that under conventional headed, the forum will address the needs of NOAAJ meteorological usage, geocentric Cartesian coor- NW S and of users of this information. The NWS dinate systems place the height (z) axis directed up- hopes to produce a guiding focus for future informa- ward. Vertical wind velocities are therefore posi- tion dissemination planning to achieve its mission of tive in the direction of increasing z. disseminating weather information in the most timely, Since most radars and other remote sensing efficient, and cost-effective manner. devices are located on the ground, their measure- ments are usually collected looking up. It is Regulatin g Atmospheri c Emissions Topi c of therefore natural to consider their radial veloci- Upcomin g Worksho p ties as being positive, when they are away from The Institute of Nuclear Technology-Radiation the radar. Protection Environmental Research Laboratory is The committee therefore recommends that ra- hosting the Fifth Workshop on Harmonization within dar radial velocities that are directed away from Atmospheric Dispersion Modelling for Regulatory the radar should have a positive sign. Further, Purposes on 17-22 May 1998 in Rodos, Greece. To the committee recommends uniform adoption of receive more information about the workshop, con- this sign convection so that all radar remote sens- tact John G. Bartzis, NCSR "Demokritos," INTPR/ ing devices are consistent with the many re- Environmenta l Research Laboratory, P. O. Box search and operational weather radars that al- 60228, 153 10 Aghia Paraskevi, Greece; e-mail: ready use this sign convention. bartzis@avra.nrcps.ariadne-t.gr. • 540 Vol. 78,, No. 3, March 7997 http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society American Meteorological Society

Special Announcement

Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society , Volume 78 (3): 1 – Mar 1, 1997

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Abstract

In addition, participants may choose a four-hour 5602578 , 5601785; fax: 203 5602915; e-mail: hands-on training class along with industry-specific ruaafeng@rusys.EG.net ; URL: http://www.frcu. sessions that may include legal issues, chemical ap- eun.eg/www/conference/aast.html or http://www. ceosr.gmu.edu/news.html. plications and anti-icing practices, and maintenance The conference will provide exhibits for research decision making with weather and RWIS (Road and education or commercial exhibits consistent with the Runway Weather Information Systems) data. conference objectives. Potential exhibitors may con- Interested parties should contact Ann Buchmann, tact the exhibit coordinator for more information no Surface Systems, Inc., 11612 Lilburn Park Rd., St. later than 1 May 1997. Exhibit queries should be di- Louis, MO 63146; telephone: 800-325-7226; fax: rected to Mohamed Farghaly, EOEI '97, P.O. Box 314-569-3567. 1029, Miami, Alexandria, Egypt; telephone: 203 5604064 , 5602748; fax: 203 5602144; e-mail: NW S Host s Technolog y Conferenc e ruaafeng@rusys.EG.net. The National Weather Service (NWS) will host a four-day Dissemination Technology Conference on Safet y an d Maintenanc e Feature d a t Worksho p 15-18 April 1997 at the Department of Commerce's The 11th International Transportation Weather Herbert C. Hoover Building in Washington, D.C. The Workshop, hosted by Surface Systems, Inc. (SSI), of conference targets the telecommunications industry St. Louis, Missouri, will be held on 22-25 Septem- and private sector users of NWS products. ber 1997 at the Regal Riverfront Hotel in St. Louis. Th e first half of the conference will focus on The theme for this year's workshop is "RWIS To- changes taking place in NWS technologies and pro- day: A Proactive, High-Tech Approach for Transpor- cedures, NWS operations, and background on current tation." Special emphasis will be given to protocol and planned dissemination systems. Presentations will issues, networking, and how systems communicate. be made by program managers within the NWS, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the Department of Commerce, the Federal Communications Commission, and the Federal Emer- Special Announcement gency Management Agency. The final portion of the conference will feature an industry forum on telecommunications services for The following are recommendations from future NWS information dissemination. Intended as AMS's Committee on Radar Meteorology a dialogue on where the dissemination of warnings, imagery, forecasts, weather data, and graphics is The committee notes that under conventional headed, the forum will address the needs of NOAAJ meteorological usage, geocentric Cartesian coor- NW S and of users of this information. The NWS dinate systems place the height (z) axis directed up- hopes to produce a guiding focus for future informa- ward. Vertical wind velocities are therefore posi- tion dissemination planning to achieve its mission of tive in the direction of increasing z. disseminating weather information in the most timely, Since most radars and other remote sensing efficient, and cost-effective manner. devices are located on the ground, their measure- ments are usually collected looking up. It is Regulatin g Atmospheri c Emissions Topi c of therefore natural to consider their radial veloci- Upcomin g Worksho p ties as being positive, when they are away from The Institute of Nuclear Technology-Radiation the radar. Protection Environmental Research Laboratory is The committee therefore recommends that ra- hosting the Fifth Workshop on Harmonization within dar radial velocities that are directed away from Atmospheric Dispersion Modelling for Regulatory the radar should have a positive sign. Further, Purposes on 17-22 May 1998 in Rodos, Greece. To the committee recommends uniform adoption of receive more information about the workshop, con- this sign convection so that all radar remote sens- tact John G. Bartzis, NCSR "Demokritos," INTPR/ ing devices are consistent with the many re- Environmenta l Research Laboratory, P. O. Box search and operational weather radars that al- 60228, 153 10 Aghia Paraskevi, Greece; e-mail: ready use this sign convention. bartzis@avra.nrcps.ariadne-t.gr. • 540 Vol. 78,, No. 3, March 7997

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