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American Meteorological Society
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Abstract

Letter From Headqutersar Recogniiz ng the impo Rtance of c ommunication ommunication is a fundamental element to our questioned whether Seattle in January was an inviting success as a community. The research we do on location. Those attending that meeting, however, found C how the ear th system works and the forecasts that the city was lovely and the convention center and and projections we make for the environment are surrounding area was simply terrific. We received a meaningless if we cannot communicate that informa- lot of encouragement from those attendees to work tion effectively with our colleagues in other sectors toward scheduling another meeting in Seattle based and disciplines or with those who need it to make on that experience. I encourage you to plan on attend- decisions (whether those decisions are as simple as ing this meeting, and to watch BAMS, the AMS Web bringing an umbrella or as major as setting the height site, and The Front Page (http://blog.ametsoc.org/) of a seawall protecting a city). And I speak of commu- for more information. nicating “with”—rather than “to”—here to emphasize On a more personal level, effective communica- that communication is a two-way activity that involves tion is

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Bulletin of the American Meteorological SocietyAmerican Meteorological Society

Published: Jun 1, 2010

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