Cloud Cover and Cloud Type Amounts over the Ocean. Information on publications may be obtained from the Data Suport Section, National Center for Atmospheric Research, P.O. Box 3000, Boulder, CO 80307, telephone (303) 497-1215. Information on the data tape is available Prof. Bjerknes Heads New Department of from the Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center (MS- Meteorology at University of California at Los 050, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, P.O Box 2008, Oak Ridge, TN 37831-6050, telephone (616) 574-0390 (reference Angeles numerical data package NDP-026). We are happy to learn that the stimulus of the Norwegian School will now be deeply transplanted in this country and Symposium on Urban Air Pollution and Planning continued in freedom from the restrictions of war-torn Europe. The Symposium on Urban Air Pollution and Planning will be Prof. J. Bjerknes, having been well known for many years to held 25-29 November 1990 at the Fiesta Americana Guadalajara Hotel in Guadalajara, Mexico. Deadline for American meteorologists through his works and having abstracts (maximum one page) has been extended to 10 resided here since 1939, seems as one of us. It is most fitting September 1990. For more information contact Ernesto that he be occupying a chair of meteorology in one of our Jauregui, Centro de Ciencias de la Atmosfera, UNAM, great universities. American Meteorology will gain vastly by Mexico 04510, D.F. Mexico. his active teaching, while the science will gain equally from the opportunity offered to a master of weather analysis to Eighth International Conference on Wind work with the unparallelled American resources of upper-air Engineering data. The Eighth International Conference on Wind Engineering Prof. Bjerknes is ably assisted by Mr. J. Holmboe, who will be held 8-12 July 1991 at the University of Western was called from Norway to the Massachusetts Institute of Ontario in London, Ontario, Canada. The conference will Technology several years ago; the department also has focus on wind forces on structures such as bridges, towers, several younger assistants assigned from the U.S. Weather buildings and transmission lines; the.structure of wind in the boundary layer; the climate of extreme winds; the action of Bureau. We have not yet seen the statement of courses wind and waves on offshore structures; reliability and risk; offered this year but are led to expect the same unique windstorm disaster reduction; codes and standards for wind quality, in both the synoptic and dynamic spheres, with loading; the suppression of wind-induced vibration; case which the Bergen school and its leaders have always been studies; model/full-scale comparisons; wind tunnel synonymous. We note, too, with gratification that the new techniques; applications of computational fluid dynamics; department is associated with the administration of physical air infiltration/energy conservation; atmospheric dispersion science at the University. With this new school, the new of pollutants; pedestrian level winds and effects on people; district forecast center at Los Angeles and the Cal. Inst, of behavior of glass under wind loading; acceleration of buildings Technology, Los Angeles now becomes as leading center of and occupant comfort; snow loading and drifting. meteorological professional activity.-The editor. Authors are invited to submit 2-page summary papers by 1 October 1990. Notification of acceptance will be sent prior to February 1991; full papers must be submitted by 31 May 1991. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 46, 308. For further information about the program and submission of papers, contact A. F. Davenport, Director, The Boundary Layer Wind Tunnel Laboratory, The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario N6A 5B9, Canada, telephone (519) 661-3338. 25 years ago . . . Strategic Plan for the Modernization and Associated Restructuring of the National Weather British Meteorological Office Service Now Available Changes in the National Weather Service will create new Sir Graham Sutton, director-general of the British opportunities in areas ranging from research to the delivery Meteorological Office since 1953, is retiring from this post on of new and improved products and services. The 30 September 1965. Sir Graham will be succeeded by Prof. modernization will also provide new career opportunities for B. J. Mason, professor of cloud physics at the Imperial people trained in the use of the new weather observing and College of Science and Technology, University of London. processing technologies. The Strategic Plan for Modernization and Associated Prof. Mason, whose own research and that of his students Restructuring of the National Weather Service describes has contributed significantly to the progress of cloud physics why these service improvements are possible and how they over the past two decades, is well known as the author of The will be achieved. This strategic plan was submitted to Physics of Clouds (1957) and Clouds, Rain and Rain making Congress by the Secretary of Commerce in March 1989. A (1962). copy of the plan is available from the U.S. Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Weather Service, Silver Spring, Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 21, 610. MD 20910. Bulletin American Meteorological Society
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society – American Meteorological Society
Published: Sep 1, 1990
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