South-Centra l Kansas puter system logistics, ACARS (and its imminent re- placement by SatCom), the Aurora system (a WSI The meeting was held on 17 October 1996 at program specifically designed for FedEx), and use of KWCH-TV studios in North Wichita, with approxi- Lincoln Laboratory's Integrated Terminal Weather mately 16 members and guests in attendance. The System. meeting started with a tour of the station by chief Prior to the tour, the chapter officers informally dis- meteorologist Merril Teller. Teller showed the group cussed creating a questionnaire to be sent in conjunc- the newsroom, the production studio, master control, tion with the next meeting announcement. The goals studio control, and the broadcast studio. of this action are to 1) measure local membership in- Dick Elder, chapter president, called the meeting terest, 2) determine AMS membership within the lo- to order. Minutes of the previous meeting were read cal chapter, 3) obtain e-mail addresses of the local by Mark Bogner, chapter secretary. member base, 4) solicit ideas for future meetings, and The first order of old business was to review the 5) obtain opinions regarding appropriate amount(s) for actions of the committee that was established at the local dues.—Benjamin G. Boorman. previous meeting to put together a brochure to hand Staf f and Structure Changes at sity of Miami will serve as the associate program NS F director for meteorology. Geisler is replacing Dr. Several significant changes in Richard Orville, who has returned to the Depart- structure and personnel have occurred ment of Atmospheric Sciences at the State Univer- in the Atmospheric Sciences Section sity of New York at Albany. of the National Science Foundation. The position of NCAR scientific coordinator, The Weather Modification Program previously filled by Glenn Stout, is now being filled has been transferred to the Director- by Dr. Donald Boyer, who came from the School ate for Research Applications and is now a part of of Engineering at the University of Delaware. Stout the program called Research Applied to National has returned to the staff of the Illinois State Water Needs (RANN). Peter Wyckoff is the program Survey, where he is serving as special assistant to manager for Weather Modification. the director. Since the Global Atmospheric Research Pro- Dr. Richard Schoen is currently serving as pro- gram (GARP) is growing at a rapid pace and more gram director for aeronomy. He joined the NSF in responsibilities are being placed on government December 1970 and is on a leave of absence from agencies as a result of this growth, NSF has cre- the Scientific Research Laboratories of Boeing ated a GARP office as part of the Atmospheric Aircraft Corporation in Seattle, Wash. Sciences Section. Dr. Eugene W. Bierly, who pre- The Solar-Terrestrial program director, Dr. Neil viously was the program director for Meteorology Brice, has returned to his post in the Department at NSF and who recently returned from a Congres- of Electrical Engineering at Cornell University. sional Fellowship, will serve as the NSF GARP Brice will be replaced in December by Dr. James coordinator. Dr. Thomas H. R. O'Neill, who is Barcus from the Department of Physics, Univer- employed by the National Center for Atmospheric sity of Denver. Research as its GARP liaison representative for the Dr. Fred D. White is head of the Atmospheric Washington area, will assist in the office. Sciences Section of the NSF. Dr. H. Frank Eden is now the program director for meteorology. Eden has been acting in that ca- pacity for the past year. Dr. John Geisler of the De- partment of Atmospheric Sciences of the Univer- Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 52, 1188. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society – American Meteorological Society
Published: Dec 1, 1996
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