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50 years ago NOA A and the University of Missouri, for the past vide s the latent heating that drives the global wind decade . system s an d it is presentl y poorly measure d ove r the tropica l oceans , jungles , an d desert s (uncertainty as Decke r wil l continu e t o serv e o n a part-tim e basi s a s muc h a s a facto r of 2), measurin g it an d its variability stat e climatologis t fo r Missouri . H e will b e calle d o n for mor e accuratel y is a vita l part of bein g abl e t o assess limite d duties wit h th e Agricultura l Extension Service an d predic t change s in climat e a s wel l a s understand- fo r Missour i forth e developmen t an d disseminatio n of in g th e hydrological cycle. weathe r information for agriculture. Th e instrument complemen t includes th e first rain rada r in space. Th e TRM M launch for a three-year Internationall y know n at- missio n will be in 1997 by mean s of a Japanes e HII mospheri c scientis t Douglas rocket , whic h is bein g built at Goddar d Spac e Flight K. Lilly ha s bee n appointed Center . A multichanne l passiv e microwav e instrument t o the newly established an d a visible/infrared scannin g instrument are being Rober t Edward s Lowr y Chai r builtforTRM M unde r contrac t wit h U.S . industry , whil e in Meteorolog y at th e Univer- th e precipitation radar is bein g built by th e Japanese sit y of Oklahom a (OU) . Lilly's spac e agenc y NASD A under contrac t wit h Japanes e appointmen t is o n a five-yea r industry . Th e TRM M Science Tea m consists of 35 renewabl e basis. peopl e fro m 5 nations , representing 10 universitie s as Lilly , a n O U faculty mem- wel l as several government agencies and private be r sinc e 1982, is a George companies . Lyn n Cross Research pro- fesso r of meteorology and serves as director of the Fo r th e secon d consecu- Cente r of Analysi s an d Predictio n of Storm s (CAPS ) at tiv e year, WTXF-TV Wea- OU . CAPS was selected in 1988 by the National thercaste r William Edward Scienc e Foundatio n t o on e of th e firs t university-based Elias wo n a n awar d fo r "Out- scienc e an d technolog y center s in th e nation. standin g Individual Achieve- Prio r to joining the O U meteorology faculty, Lilly men t as a Weathercaster." serve d at the National Center for Atmospheric Re- Th e awar d wa s presente d at searc h in Boulder , Colorado , fro m 1964 to 1982. th e 199 2 Mid-Atlanti c Emm y Lill y wa s the recipient of the Carl-Gustaf Rossby Award s o n 17 Octobe r at th e Researc h Meda l in 198 6 "for sustaine d contributions Adam' s Mar k Hotel in Phila- an d skilled leadership in establishing the scientific delphia . • foundation s of small- and mesoscale meteorology includin g convection, gravity waves, and boundary laye r turbulence." The award is presented for out- standin g contribution s t o humanity' s understandin g of th e structur e an d behavio r of th e atmosphere. Lill y brough t t o O U a n alread y establishe d interna- tiona l reputation for his work in convection, severe thunderstorms , turbulent transfer, three-dimensional clou d modeling , an d helicity. H e is credite d wit h devel- opin g theorie s tha t hav e enhance d th e understanding of tornadoe s an d sever e thunderstorms. Joanne Simpson, chief scientis t for meteorology at Goddar d Space Flight Cen- ter/NASA , wo n a cas h awar d in November 1992 for her leadershi p as project scien- tis t for the Tropical Rainfall Measurin g Missio n (TRMM) , a joint U.S.-Japan satellite designe d to measure tropi- ca l rainfall. Sinc e tropica l rainfall pro- Bulletin American Meteorological Society http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society American Meteorological Society

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Abstract

NOA A and the University of Missouri, for the past vide s the latent heating that drives the global wind decade . system s an d it is presentl y poorly measure d ove r the tropica l oceans , jungles , an d desert s (uncertainty as Decke r wil l continu e t o serv e o n a part-tim e basi s a s muc h a s a facto r of 2), measurin g it an d its variability stat e climatologis t fo r Missouri . H e will b e calle d o n for mor e accuratel y is a vita l part of bein g abl e t o assess limite d duties wit h th e Agricultura l Extension Service an d predic t change s in climat e a s wel l a s understand- fo r Missour i forth e developmen t an d disseminatio n of in g th e hydrological cycle. weathe r information for agriculture. Th e instrument complemen t includes th e first rain rada r in space. Th e TRM M launch for a three-year Internationall y know n at- missio n will be in 1997 by mean s of a Japanes e HII mospheri c scientis t Douglas rocket , whic h is bein g built at Goddar d Spac e Flight K. Lilly ha s bee n appointed Center . A multichanne l passiv e microwav e instrument t o the newly established an d a visible/infrared scannin g instrument are being Rober t Edward s Lowr y Chai r builtforTRM M unde r contrac t wit h U.S . industry , whil e in Meteorolog y at th e Univer- th e precipitation radar is bein g built by th e Japanese sit y of Oklahom a (OU) . Lilly's spac e agenc y NASD A under contrac t wit h Japanes e appointmen t is o n a five-yea r industry . Th e TRM M Science Tea m consists of 35 renewabl e basis. peopl e fro m 5 nations , representing 10 universitie s as Lilly , a n O U faculty mem- wel l as several government agencies and private be r sinc e 1982, is a George companies . Lyn n Cross Research pro- fesso r of meteorology and serves as director of the Fo r th e secon d consecu- Cente r of Analysi s an d Predictio n of Storm s (CAPS ) at tiv e year, WTXF-TV Wea- OU . CAPS was selected in 1988 by the National thercaste r William Edward Scienc e Foundatio n t o on e of th e firs t university-based Elias wo n a n awar d fo r "Out- scienc e an d technolog y center s in th e nation. standin g Individual Achieve- Prio r to joining the O U meteorology faculty, Lilly men t as a Weathercaster." serve d at the National Center for Atmospheric Re- Th e awar d wa s presente d at searc h in Boulder , Colorado , fro m 1964 to 1982. th e 199 2 Mid-Atlanti c Emm y Lill y wa s the recipient of the Carl-Gustaf Rossby Award s o n 17 Octobe r at th e Researc h Meda l in 198 6 "for sustaine d contributions Adam' s Mar k Hotel in Phila- an d skilled leadership in establishing the scientific delphia . • foundation s of small- and mesoscale meteorology includin g convection, gravity waves, and boundary laye r turbulence." The award is presented for out- standin g contribution s t o humanity' s understandin g of th e structur e an d behavio r of th e atmosphere. Lill y brough t t o O U a n alread y establishe d interna- tiona l reputation for his work in convection, severe thunderstorms , turbulent transfer, three-dimensional clou d modeling , an d helicity. H e is credite d wit h devel- opin g theorie s tha t hav e enhance d th e understanding of tornadoe s an d sever e thunderstorms. Joanne Simpson, chief scientis t for meteorology at Goddar d Space Flight Cen- ter/NASA , wo n a cas h awar d in November 1992 for her leadershi p as project scien- tis t for the Tropical Rainfall Measurin g Missio n (TRMM) , a joint U.S.-Japan satellite designe d to measure tropi- ca l rainfall. Sinc e tropica l rainfall pro- Bulletin American Meteorological Society

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