this partly through publication of the journal At- Steven W. Lyons has been named tropical pro- mosphere-Ocean. Faced with declining member- gram manager at The Weather Channel. He had ship as a result of significant government reduc- been manager of the Tropical Analysis and Fore- tions, CMOS is looking for new members from cast Branch of the Tropical Prediction Center/ various initiatives aimed at students, both at the uni- National Hurricane Center (TPC/NHC), before join- versity and high school levels. ing The Weather Channel in April Pugsley holds a B.Sc. from the University of 1998. In this position, Toronto and an M.Sc. in meteorology from McGill he contributed to the University. He has been a member of the AMS since 1974 and helped to organize several hydrometeo- quality and success of rological and flash flood conferences in the 1970s virtually all of the ser- and 1980s. During his career in the Atmospheric vices issued by the Environment Service, he was an instructor with the TPC/NHC. training branch, a chief of hydrometeorology and In his new role, a director of Climate Applications and Scientific Lyons will focus in Program Development in the Canadian Climate training the meteorol- Centre. For the last eight years, prior to his retire- ogy staff in all aspects ment in 1996, he headed the Canadian Forces of tropical meteorol- Weather Service as director general of meteorol- ogy, as well as im- ogy and oceanography within the Department of proving the liaison be- National Defence. He remains active profession- tween the all-weather network and emergency man- ally as a consultant. agers along hurricane-prone coasts in order to better provide them with timely and accurate information. Mike Wankum, chief meteorologist for "The In addition to his work for the National Weather Ten O'Clock News" on WLVI-TV, won an unprec- Service (NWS), Lyons has provided consulting to edented third Emmy as New England's top weather private weather companies, done television fore- forecaster. casting, and worked as a research scientist for the In ceremonies held in navy, the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory Boston, Wankum was at Princeton University, and the University of Cali- singled out as the top fornia at Los Angeles. Also, he has been a profes- sor of meteorology at Texas A & M University and meteorologist in six the University of Hawaii at Manoa. states that make up the New England Chapter of Lyons earned a Ph.D. in meteorology from the the National Academy University of Hawaii at Manoa. He has participated of Television Arts and in more than 25 national and international confer- Sciences (NATAS). In ences and provided World Meteorological Orga- the 21-year history nization training courses in marine and tropical of NATAS, no other meteorology. He has published more than 20 pa- weathercaster has won pers in scientific journals and written more than 40 the award three years in technical reports and articles for the NWS and the a row. This recognition follows his selection by the navy. • Massachusetts Broadcast Associations as the top weathercaster in Massachusetts. Previously Wankum won an Emmy from the Editor's Note: Washington, D.C., chapter of the NATAS and sev- eral other awards for his coverage of severe weather There was no August issue while working in the Midwest. He is the former presi- of the Bulletin from 1938 dent of the Virginia Chapter of AMS and holder of through 1957. the Television Seal of Approval. Formerly, Wankum worked as chief meteorologist at WTVR-TV in Rich- mond, Virginia, and KTIV-TV in Sioux City, Iowa. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 1739
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Published: Aug 1, 1998
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