Memorial Awards: Coastal Steward of the Year, Ex- The program is open to individuals, organizations, cellence in Coastal and Marine Graduate Study, and and state and local government agencies and their em- Excellence in Local Government. NOAA Excellence ployees. Entries must adhere to the strict submission Awards for Coastal and Ocean Resource Management: and judging criteria and must be received by 30 June Volunteer of the Year, Non-Government Organization 1999. of the Year, Excellence in Promoting Diversity in For nomination information on the awards visit Coastal or Ocean Resource Management, Excellence http://www.nos.noaa.gov/jones_award.html; e-mail: in Business Leadership, and Excellence in Innovative firstname.lastname@example.org; telephone: 301- Coastal Management. 713-3070, ext. 170.# Meteorology arid Tourism- With the rapid growth atic approach to an area's climatic re- of tourism in the latter half sources. The study, entitled "The Tourist of the 20th century, the and Outdoor Recreation Climate of rol e of climate in the Ontario," was prepared by R. B. Crowe, G. economy of a nation or A. McKay, and W. M. Baker. In addition area takes on major im- to factors such as air temperature, humidity, portance. Intelligent use wind speed, the report takes into account of a region's "climatic re- other pertinent climatic factors such as air sources" requires a vast array of meteoro- temperature in combination with wind logical data, a compilation of basic values, speed, cloud cover, visibility, water tem- and the ability to interpret the information perature, the duration of daylight, and the in terms of tourism. As a reflection of the presence and quality of snow and ice cover. potential which a thorough knowledge of [... ] Much of the meteorological infor- weather and climate holds for tourism, the mation is presented in easy-to-understand World Meteorological Organization se- maps. Such vital tourist information as lected "meteorology and tourism" as the typical water temperatures in mid-summer, theme for World Meteorological Day (23 the tourist and outdoor recreation climatic March) in 1974. regions, the mean length of high summer The Canadian Province of Ontario is a in days, the mean length of the complete pioneer in the study of climate as it applies summer season in days, and snow depths to tourism. A report prepared for the during the winter season are shown in Ontario Ministry of Industry and Tourism simple graphic form. by the Atmospheric Environment Service of the Canadian Department of the Envi- ronment can serve as a model for a system- Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 55, 617. iiiiil . . • Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 1189
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Published: Jun 1, 1999
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