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American Meteorological Society
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10.1175/1520-0477-90.12.1891
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THE BEST THING ABOUT 2009 ecember is a time to look back on the year just to focus narrowly on just the science—we must also ending and think about what went well and what make sure that the scientific knowledge we gain is Dwent less well. Given the tough economic climate, applied effectively to the challenges and opportunities it was a challenging year for the Society-—just as it facing the world today. was for very many of you in the community we serve. The first issue of Weather, Climate, and Society Programs that are doing really terrific things for our provides a hint at the breadth the journal will have, sciences and the services based on them had to be with articles covering the use of knowledge networks constrained due to limited resources, and some tough to integrate climate information into water resource decisions needed to be made in orderto ensure ad- decisions, the value of forecasts for users who are not equate funding for other mission-critical programs. statistically sophisticated, the relationship between the false-alarm ratio of tornado forecasts and casual- Despite these challenges, when I look back on 2009, I see some wonderful success stories. The ties, the

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Published: Dec 1, 2009

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