from headquarters New AM S Server Ensures Better Performance for Web Site Online registration and improved performance are Initially, visitors to the site will notice a new look. two of the benefits visitors to AMS's Web site will AMS staff members are currently providing a uniform eventually receive from a new Web server. On 3 Sep- look to the content of each page on the site, which will tember, AMS officially switched to its own dedicated result in easier navigation. Eventually, visitors will be Web server, a Compac Proliant 5000, which replaces able to register for meetings, order AMS products, and the server AMS used through an arrangement with the fill out applications for membership online. Through University Corporation for Atmospheric Research. a Web-based database management system, members The URL for the AMS Web site will not change (http: will eventually be able to access their membership files //www.ametsoc.org/AMS). to submit address changes, subscribe to journals, among other functions. The new server, with two Pentium Pro 166 MHz In addition, the AMS server will act as a mirror site processors, 128 MB ram, and 8 GB hard disk space, for the DataStreme Project, one of the Society's K-12 is capable of transmitting 1.5 megabits per second. The education programs. AMS will be one of three or four AMS's Information Services department installed a T1 places were members of the DataStreme Project can go connection at Headquarters during the summer, in to for data. addition to performing a series of tests on the server and site. In summary, the new server will provide increased performance, better control over content, a uniform The new unit provides AMS staff members with look, easier navigation, a mirror site for the more control over the content of the material on the DataStreme Project, and in the future will provide in- site, while removing space restrictions. The upgrade teractive capabilities, such as, online registration, se- of the AMS Web site was partially funded with inter- cured credit card transactions, and address changes. • est from the Society's reserve funds. Editor's Note m^JfL^^ A report in the October 1972 Bulletin on top-level personnel changes in [ the U.S. Air Force Air Weather Service included the following. Robert D. Fletcher, chief scientist for the AWS for the past 19 years, retired after 39 years federal service recently. The former AMS President spent 22 years with the AWS, serving as technical consultant, Director of Scientific Service, and finally as Chief Sci- entist. He holds the bachelors and masters degrees in mechanical engineering and a masters in meteorology from the California Institute of Technology. In 1941 he re- ceived the Ph.D. in meteorology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the following year joined the U.S. Weather Bureau as Supervising Forecaster for south- ern California. Dr. Fletcher went to Washington in 1944 to represent the Bureau in air pollution and meteorological radar matters. Among the honors accorded to Dr. Fletcher are two Air Force Decorations for Exceptional Civilian Service, one presented in 1962 and the second on the occasion of his retirement, the 1968 Losey Award of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and the Charles Franklin Brooks Award of the AMS in 1970. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 53,1001 Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 2249
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Published: Oct 1, 1997
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