Vol. 70, No. 10, October 1989 man. H e wa s a kind and gentle man of high integrity, be forgotten. H e is survive d by three daughters, Linda wh o always found the time to assist or advise his Stix, Barbara Lindner and Beverly Mustard—Francis associates, when others may have lacked the pati- H. Kingston • ence . His friendly manner and simple ways will not 25 years ago.. . 50 years ago.. . War Reduces Synoptic Reports* The British government announced suspension of broadcasting of weather reports on Sept. 1. Likewise several other European countries MIT Dedicates Ne w Green Building* suspended reports for military reasons, so that during Sept. the northern hemisphere map had to be left more or less blank over large areas of Europe and the Atlantic. Even neutral ships are often loathe to reveal their locations. The situation is becoming serious in the Pacific too; The Massachusetts Institute of Technology marked the opening of Formosa, China interior, and Indo-China do not transmit. the new 20-story Cecil and Ida Green Building for the Center for Earth On Sept. 9 the CAA and the Weather Bureau announced that the Sciences with an International Conference on the Earth Sciences held Canadian government had requested that Canadian weather reports not on 30 September through 2 October. Many of the world's leading be broadcasted by the American agencies. Also reports from north- specialists in meteorology, oceanography, geology, geophysics, geo- eastern Canadian stations were not being transmitted to this country chemistry, and in the lunar and planetary sciences took part in the synoptically by wire. On Sept. 21 the Canadian Meteorological Office three-day exploration of man's contemporary understanding of the notified that it would regularly withhold the issue of its daily weather earth—its core, its crust, its oceans, its atmosphere, and its relationship map by one week beginning Sept. 19th. Consequently, the daily U.S. to its neighbors in the solar system. • Weather Maps have since then been lacking in Canadian reports. The Canadian weather maps from Sept. 19 on are now appearing with full data, though one week late.—R. G. Stone • * Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 20 , 370-71. : Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 45 , 648. 386 OS/2 PC-based systems bring comparable functionality for less than 1/I0th the cost of larger machines DISPLA Y In a distributed processing configuration, 20 MHz multi- tasking systems ingest, manipulate, store, distribute, and Customized displays, such as multiple coincident fields display all types of weathe r data—yet are controlled at the combined with satellite imagery and other data, can be hands of individual users. created in minutes as eight-bit images on a high-resolution, full-color monitor. REAL-TIM E DATABASE A T YOUR DESK RELIABLE SOURCE Instead of depending on remote sources, now you can have an integrated real-time database at your desk, as well as These exciting capabilities are well beyond the theoretical. an elegant set of tools for creating your ow n applications. In addition to being developed by an established name in weather software, they're already tested and proven by Now you can process your own satellite imagery and hundreds of serious meteorologists over the last eight years. interactively overlay conventional data. . . capabilities often out of reach in the past. BEST VALUE We modestly predict you'll find no more affordable source TYPE S OF INPUT for reliable, fully-integrated weather data or systems. But don't Digital GOES satellite imagery; alphanumeric data, take our word for it. Call or write today. Compare our solution bulletins, and forecasts from the NWS FOS; LDIS lightning with the alternatives. Then rejoice in your discovery. detection; and RRWDS and/or Doppler radar information is routinely received via satellite, direct-connect, or dial-up delivery systems. MANIPULATION An impressive selection of tools to plot, analyze, and display weather data is no w at your fingertips. You gain ESDWteatherSystems real-time access to:M contouring • plotting • compositing • overlaying • remapping World Weather Building • sequencing • looping. 520 0 Auth Road Suitland, Maryland 20746 (301)423-2113
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