ing to advance the geo- ics at the State University of Ne w York at Stony Brook, physica l sciences as a which he has held since 1989. Geller's previous fac- whole. They also guide the ulty positions include the University of Illinois 1969- work of their respective 77; professor at the University of Miami, 1977-80; sections, equivalent to so- research scientist at Goddard Space Flight Center, cieties for the disciplines 1980-84; chief, Laboratory for Atmospheres at God- they cover. dard Space Flight Center, 1984-89. Geller received his B.S. Geller is a Fellow of the American Meteorological in 1964 and a Ph.D. in Society and has been a member since 1964. He won 1969, both from the Mas- the Editor's Award in 1995 "for outstanding leader- sachusett s Institute of ship in initiating, executing, and implementing the JAS Technology. His major ar- Special Issue on results from the Upper Atmosphere Marvin Geller . eas Q f interes t ar e atmQ Research Satellite (UARS) for the Journal of the At- spheric dynamics, with an emphasis on atmospheric mospheric Sciences." waves, middle atmosphere transport, and climate H e has been a member of AGU since 1972. dynamics. Throughout his career, Geller has authored 67 ref- His current position is as professor and director of ereed papers, 16 in AGU journals. • the Institute for Terrestrial and Planetary Atmospher- Meteorologist Elected to Congress H. Dale Milford, Professional Member of the AMS and holder of the Television Seal of Approval, was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives from Texas' 24th District on 7 November 1972. From 1953-56 he attended Baylor University in Waco, Tex., ma- joring in physics and also began his broadcasting career as a television weatherman for KWTX-TV in Waco at this time. During the second World War, from 1942^44, he had worked as an Aircraft Communicator and Weather Observer at Civil Aeronautics Administra- tion stations in Texas and New Mexico. From 1944-54 he served in the U.S. Army as an air controller, signal corps and infantry officer, and as an Army aviator and com- pany commander, being discharged with the rank of Captain. After he left Baylor in 1956 he continued his broadcast work for KWTX and, late in 1956, formed his own commercial flight service business. Mr. Milford joine d WFAA- TV in Dallas, Tex., as Staff Meteorologist and Aerospace Editor in 1958, remaining there until 1963. WFAA was the first U.S. television station to incorporate a com- plete weather analysis system, including radar, as part of its routine broadcast ele- ments. In 1963 he founded Weather Warnings, Inc., a company that provided aviation and meteorology consultation, special weather services to the Dallas Morning News and WFAA-TV, including his contin- ued television weather program production and on-camera forecasting and continuous weather data trans- mission by contract to commercial/industrial firms and Texas radio and television stations. In 1968 the corporate name and weather data transmission services were sold, while Mr. Milford continued as an aviation and meteorology consultant for the company. In making his decision to run for Congress in 1971, he concluded his broadcast weather and aviation reporting services. Mr. Milford has been assigned to the House Committee on Science and Astronautics, the Committee on Public Works, and to the Energy Sub-Committees of both. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 54, 306. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 6 67 9
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