field estimation using single Doppler radar; weather hazards to aviation. 8) Observations of fair weather: Bragg scatter from irregularities in temperature and humidity; observations of wind, buoyancy waves (i.e., Mail Ballot: Secretary's Letter undular bores, solitary waves, etc.), and turbulence in Sep t 11, 1951 clear air. And 9) WSR-88D and TDWR applications: NEXRAD and TDWR specifications and applications, modes of operations, examples of displays and prod- 29. VOTED, to issue the fol- ucts, automatic detection of hazardous weather. lowing statement prepared by For further information, contact Dusan S. Zrnic the Committee on Weather (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org) or Richard J. Doviak Modification: (e-mail: Dick.Doviak@nssl.noaa.gov) atNOAA/NSSL and University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma. Statement on the Legislative Aspects of AM S Weathe r Entrepreneur Workshop, Weather Modification 13 Januar y 2002 , Orlando , Florida The AMS Weather Entrepreneur Workshop, spon- The Council of the American Meteorological sored by AMS and organized by the AMS Board on Society, representing the meteorological profes- Private Sector Meteorology, will be held 13 January sion, is fully aware of the potential importance 2002 preceding the 82nd AMS Annual Meeting in Or- of the artificial stimulation of rain and of other lando, Florida. forms of weather modification to the national It is recognized that every individual's professional economy. After a careful study the Council re- situation is different and is dependent upon that cently issued a statement which was designed to individual's circumstances. No one plan covers all outline the present state of scientific knowledge possible scenarios, but common, basic components for in this field. The Council now feels that as a a successful foray into the weather entrepreneur world public service it should make known its position can be learned. Attendees will gain hands-on knowl- relative to legislation designed to regulate and edge of how to succeed as a weather entrepreneur. control the practice of weather modification. . . Positive aspects of the field will be covered, as will 1. In our opinion the scope and nature of the the "reality checks." Attendees should expect to be regulatory legislation should be governed by ready to interact with other attendees, speakers, and the extent to which it appears possible to committee members. Selected reading materials may control or modify the weather. If it is believed be recommended before the course is held. that the weather over all or a large portion of Who should attend? Professional meteorologists, the country can be controlled it is evident that meteorology students, retirees from the weather field, the Federal Government should assume com- or anyone interested in starting their own weather-re- plete control of such manipulations. This lated business. Active weather entrepreneurs will also Council has already recorded its opinion that benefit from attending. there is little evidence and no present scien- The overall goal of this workshop will be to pro- tific basis for the belief that man is able to vide attendees with hands-on knowledge of how to exercise such large-scale controls over the succeed as a weather entrepreneur. The aim is for at- weather. For this reason we believe that the tendees to "learn then apply" the materials presented initial regulatory legislation should be on a during the workshop. rather modest scale and should be designed The morning session will focus on training in the to protect the public and to foster further ad- use of fundamental tools for starting up and sustain- vances in our scientific knowledge [ . . . ] ing a weather business. Tools addressed will include a business plan, marketing, and advertising. Follow- ing a luncheon, the afternoon session will focus on Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 32, 374. learning about small business programs available to the weather entrepreneur, accounting techniques, and ethical business practices. A panel of experienced 2828 Vol. 82,, No. 12,, December 2001
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society – American Meteorological Society
Published: Dec 1, 2001
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