25 Years Ago DIRECTOR A new regulation established by the National Science MESOSCALE AN D MICROSCALE METEOROLOGY DIVISION NATIONAL Foundation requires anyone planning "activities aimed CENTER FOR ATMOSPHERIC RESEARCH at modifying the atmosphere" on and after 1 February Th e National Cente r for Atmospheri c Research (NCAR) invites nomination s and applica- tion s for the position of Directo r of the Mesoscal e and Microscale Meteorolog y Division 1966 to give the NSF 30 days advance notice of the (MMM) , a division of NCAR . Research within the MM M Division is concerne d with mesoscal e an d microscale atmospheric phenomen a that determin e the behavio r of weathe r system s on shorter time scales an d which, in their aggregate , influence the behavior commencement of field work. The new rules apply to of the climate syste m on long time scales. Th e Director of MM M ensures the scientific productivity, creativity, an d excellence of both commercial cloud seeders and to scientists and th e division: formulates and executes long- an d short-rang e plans; oversee s the operation an d developmen t of the division; and ensure s that MM M actively contribute s to cover all methods of intentional weather modification. interinstitutional , national an d international program s o n the fundamenta l question s of atmospheri c research in mesoscal e and microscale meteorolog y The Director actively participate s in MM M research efforts. A s a membe r of the NCA R managemen t team, The purposes of the regulation are to obtain current he/sh e participates in NCA R strategy, policy an d administrative matters, an d will supervise in way s consistent with NCA R policies an d its equal employmen t opportunit y and affirma- information that may be useful in further weather tive action programs. REQUIRES . Ph.D. in a n area related to MM M research or th e equivalent combinatio n of educatio n and experience; international recognition as a scientific leader in area s of MM M modification research and planning and to help deter- interest, as demonstrate d by a researc h record of dept h and breadth sufficient for providing long-ter m scientific leadershi p for the division; demonstrate d understanding of effective mine the possible contamination of control areas that directio n of a comple x research organization; ability to plan, develop, and utilize resources; skill in interacting with peers, both internal an d external; and skill in directing, developing should be kept free for research programs already in an d evaluating staff. W e request that letters of application or nomination be sent by January 31,1991. Th e salary rang e is $5,94 8 -$8,920 pe r month . Applications or equivalent expression s of interest should operation. b e accompanie d by a resum e an d publications list. Please send letters to; Robert Serafin, Director , Nationa l Cente r for Atmospheri c Research, P.O. Box 3000, Boulder, C O In addition to the advance notice the new regulation NCA R is operate d by the 58-institution University Corporation for Atmospheric Researc h (UCAR), under the sponsorshi p of the National Science Foundation, and is firmly requires persons attempting weather modification to: committe d to ethni c an d cultural diversity and encourage s applicants of divers e back- ground s to apply. 1) maintain a daily log of field activities, 2) submit quarterly activity reports to NSF, and 3) keep for five years the records concerning any Nationa l Center for weather modification attempts. Atmospheri c Research Copies of the NSF weather modification regulation may be obtained from the National Science Founda- tion, Washington, D.C. 20550.* From Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc. 47, No. 1 50 Years Ago Index to advertisers The largest wind turbine yet attempted for the genera- c2 Alden Electronics tion of electricity from the air currents is now under c3 Atmospheric Instrumentation Research construction for erection on Grandpa's Knob, near c4 Belfort Instrumentation Research 64 Odessa Engineering Hubbardton, Vt., for operation in 1941. The generator 65 Cambridge University Press will create 1000 kw of power. Wind tests, underway 66 Kluwer Academic Press throughout this area for a long time, show that New 74 Technology Service Corporation England enjoys a wind energy regime higher than the 75 Aster Press average for the country. 76 University of Colorado Among the structures to be erected on Grandpa's 77 Climatronics Corporation 79 Marta Systems Knob are a heavy tower more than 100 feet high, sup- 82 Simerl Instruments porting an experimental stainless steel Smith-Putnam 84 Microsensor, Inc./Northern Video Graphics wind turbine and electric generator, also a lighter 158 NCAR tower nearly 200 feet high, supporting meters to AM S Publications, Preprints, etc. 56 Extratropical Cyclones/AMS Newsletter measure air flow. The turbine is not expected to 59 1990 Curricula supplant existing means of electrical supply, but will 60 Snowstorms along the Northeastern Coast increase the value of existing means by backing them 62 AMS Notice up with predictable wind power. 63 MAC The meteorological studies have been carried out 90 Mesoscale Meteorology and Forecasting 91 Radar in Meteorology in consultation with Dr. Carl Gustaf Rossby, by Dr. 143 Meteorological Aspects of Emergency Response Sverre Petterssen in collaboration with Dr. Charles F. 143 Probing the Atmospheric Boundary Layer Brooks, and Prof. Hurd C. Willett. The pilot balloon 156 Monsoons/The Atmosphere—A Challenge and other aerological work has been carried out by Dr. 157 Spacious Skies K.O. Lange.--Excerpts from article appearing in many newspapers Oct. 3, 1940.* From Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 72, No. 1 158 Vol. 72, No. 1, January 1991
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society – American Meteorological Society
Published: Jan 1, 1991
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