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American Meteorological Society
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Copyright © American Meteorological Society
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1520-0477
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10.1175/1520-0477-84.10.1437
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Abstract

USING AMS SEALHOLDERS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL OUTREACH he meteorology community is unique in having a for the first time a qualifying examination to ensure visible group like the television sealholders who that applicants possess a basic understanding of me- Tspeak for our science and service t o the general teorological science and the ability t o address broader public every day. From the beginning of the Television questions involving the environment Also approved Seal of Approval Program in the late 1950s the was a proposal for periodic recertification, through sealholders have been in the business of educating the maintenance of a "professional portfolio." Activities public about weather. As a result, a much broader that may be included in such a portfolio include both spectrum of the public has a much better understand- professional development activities and service activi- ing of weather than was the case earlier. The ties. The weight given to each activity encourages sealholders have done an excellent job and have per- broader understanding of environmental issues, as well formed a great service, not only for the public, but also as conveying that understanding t o the public. for the atmospheric sciences and services. The requirement for periodic

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Published: Oct 1, 2003

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