for Operational Meteorology, Education, and Training (COMET ) to prepare personnel for a multibillion- dollar systems modernization at NWS . The COME T Program is a collaborative effort among operational meteorologists, academicians, and researchers to create better interaction between Books Acclaim Bulfinch House different meteorological communities. Some goals of this collaborative program include providing opera- The architect of the Society's distinguished and historic national headquarters has recently been the subject of two noteworthy publi- tional weather services wit h access to the latest appl ied cations. One is the artistic and award winning book sponsored by the research results; increasing forecasters' involve- Old Colony Trust Company of Boston, Mr. Bulfinch's Boston, con- ment in research and the sciences; and increasing taining 20 illustrations of Bulfinch designed buildings by the noted researchers' interest in operational forecast problems. artist, Jack Frost. On page 47 of this book is a beautiful drawing of The COME T Center, located at UCA R in Boulder, 45 Beacon Street, sketched from the original working design of Mr. Bulfinch as well as from the building itself. The booklet is one of Colorado, is directed by William Bonner, former several on historical subjects which the Old Colony Trust Company director of NWS's National Meteorological Center. has published from time to time. Permanent staff at the facility will include approxi- The second reference to the Society's headquarters is contained in mately ten local and visiting scientists and university a book of interest to historians and to the members of the Society, all faculty. The tw o major COME T programs, a residence of whom have a proprietary concern for the Bulfinch house at 45 Beacon, Bulfinch's Boston, 1787-1817, by Harold and James Kirker, program and the distance learning (formerly called comments on the third Harrison Gray Otis house and includes a pho- outreach) program, will originate at this center and tograph by Nicholas Dean of a detail of the building showing the be taught by its staff. exquisite wrought iron balustrades and classic cornices. A review of The residence program will begin in the spring of this book and a reproduction of this photograph appeared in the NEW 1991 and will consist of four- to six-week programs YOR K TIMES Book Review Section of November 23, 1964. that concentrate on increasing and updating the Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 46, 242 . participant's knowledge of mesoscale meteorology, and skills necessary for improved forecasting and nowcasting. These students wil l also gain understand- ing of applied research and forecasting techniques development. 50 years ago.. . The distance learning program will create a cadre of "training meteorologists" for each of the approx- imately 115 forecast and regional offices. These The April 1940 Bulletin carried the program for the Washington people will receive a residence training course at meetings of April 24 and 25, including the following: COMET , and will subsequently establish a training course at his or her local facility. COME T will prepare, Annual Banquet distribute, and evaluate training materials, such as workbooks, lecture notes, videotapes, and compu- Mrs. K. Hafstad, Chairman of the Entertainment Committee, has ter-based interactive learning modules on aspects of made arrangements for the annual banquet at the Washington Golf and mesoscale meteorology for use in these local training Country Club, to be held Wednesday evening, April 24. Tickets, $1.50. programs. These materials wil l also be available to col- There will be a social gathering at the club just before dinner. For those leges and universities for use in meteorology pro- who care to dance, arrangements are being made for a group to assemble at one of the local night clubs after the banquet. There will be a stag grams. Part of this program is meant to provide de- party Thursday evening. centralized education and training at colleges and univer- sities, often in cooperation with NW S forecast offices. COMET , part of UCAR , reports to president Richard Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 21, 214 . Anthes. Institutional participants in COME T include UCAR , NWS , NOAA's Environmental Research Labs New Color Figure Policy (ERL), Naval Weather Service, and Air Weather Ser- for AMS Journals and Bulletin vice, with most funding being provided by NWS. Advice on the components of the COME T training AMS is now using a new color separation process to better efforts will come from a university-based advisory reproduce color figures in AMS publications. Authors wish- committee chaired by Frederick Carr of the University ing to publish color figures are asked to submit, along with of Oklahoma. Longer-term COMET objectives will their color prints, either color slides or positive transpar- encies. be guided by the COME T policy committee, chaired by George Benton of Johns Hopkins University. • Bulletin American Meteorological Society 59 1
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Published: Apr 1, 1990
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