The nominations are: For President: E. H. Bowie 25 years ago For Vice-President: Bernhard Haurwitz For Secretary: C. F. Brooks For Treasurer: Nils G. Anderson Tsunami Watch ForCouncilor: J. J. George, E. L. Gardy, B. Holzman, O. T. Larson, C. H. Pierce, C. -G. Rossby, A. Thomson, E. J. Workman, C. F. Brooks, Secy. A new term, "tsunami watch," became part of the Environmental Science Services Administration's natu- ral diaster warning vocabulary on 1 November . ESSA Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 22, 380. now issues a public bulletin announcing a tsunami watch when an undersea earthquake has occurred and the possibility exists that it may generate the seismic wave commonly known as a tsunami. The new term replaces "tsunami advisory," and was NOTICE TO OUR adopted by ESSA in the interest of uniform terminol- READERS... ogy for natural disasters. A tsunami watch indicates that an earthquake has occurred which may or may not generate a destruc- Please order books reviewed in this is- tive wave. If ESSA's Coast Geodetic Survey then sue through the respective publishers establishes that a seismic sea wav e has developed— and not through the American Meteoro- which may attain heights up to 100 ft or more—a logical Society. Questions about books tsunami warning will be issued. reviewed in this section can be directed ESSA emphasized that the proportion of tsunamis to the news editor of the Bulletin at (617) to undersea earthquakes is extremely small and that 227-2425. tsunamis are rare occurrences. However, when they do occur they can strike with devastating savagery. On 1 April 1946 a tsunami struck Hawaii, killed 173 people, injured 163, and caused $25 million damage. As a result of the Hawaiian tsunami, the C&GS DIRECTIONAL inaugurated its Seismic Sea Wave Warning System, OCEANWAVE that today gives warnings for the entire Pacific. At its SPECTRA headquarters in Honolulu, 24-hour service is main- tained to monitor earthquake recording instruments. edite d by Rober t C. Beal Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 47, 944. A group of internatioru authorities discuss measuring, modeling, and predicting ocean waves over space and time. This book is an outgrowth of LEWEX, an experiment that took place in the Labrador Sea in 50 years ago March 1987. Of the 2,000 sets of directional wave spectra collected during the experiment, more than 300 are presented, analyzed, and interpreted here in Notice to Members four sections: wind-wave physics, shipboard and ocean-surface measurements , aircraft an d spacecraft measurements, and wave-model performance. 1. The usual mimeographed bill for dues and a list of books offered by th e AM S Book Service were mailed Johns Hopkins Studies in Earth and Space Sciences to all members in the closing days of October by third 240 pages; 86 color, 44 b&zv illustrations class mail. Any member who did not receive these $65.00 should notify the Secretary. 2. The annual ballot for officers and councilors, for th TE HN T HO^ ^ one, two or three years, is enclosed in this issue of the 701 West 40th Street, Suite 275 Bulletin. The ballot includes nominations by petition as Baltimore, Maryland 21211 well as by Committee, the nominations by Committee To order, call 1-800-537-5487. having been sent to all members on a postal card Nov. 6. Bulletin American Meteorological Society
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Published: Nov 1, 1991
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