with the Melbourne National Weather Service for its response to a recommendation of the Weather Modi- use of the WSR-88D. fication Advisory Board, 1978, which urged govern- ment support to better understand, evaluate, and improve current well-planned and controlled state Asheville cloud seeding projects. The chapter held its 137th meeting at T. K. Tripps Restaurant on 19 January 1993. President Liz Brotak- Pikes Peak Love called the meeting to order after a dinner at- The chapter held its February meeting at Chi Chi's tended by 12 members and their guests. Mexican Restaurant on 10 February. Tom Graziano The chapter secretary outlined efforts toward host- of the National Weather Service, who is currently a ing North Carolina State's graduate program at the visiting professor at the U.S. Air Force Academy, University of North Carolina at Asheville. The North presented two topics at the meeting. For the first topic, Carolina University General Administration recently "Implementation of a Meteorology Major at the Air authorized a needs assessment to evaluate the poten- Force Academy," Graziano described the current cur- tial pool of students wishing to become enrolled in riculum that cadets follow to become U.S. Air Force such a program. This authorization is encouraging weather officers. because it suggests at least a limited commitment. If In the presentation "COMET—A Package of Me- approved, the program will be at the master's level. teorological Training Aids," Graziano discussed the The speaker for the evening was Jim Heimbach, navy, air force, and National Weather Service joint who described the history and current operations of project that produces video courses on selected me- the Utah winter orographic weather modification pro- teorological topics given by top experts in the field. He gram. Later in the program, Heimbach outlined the explained that the courses will be used by several Utah/NOAA cooperative research program, which is universities and course credit can be obtained by piggybacked on operations. He said that Utah has following the video curriculum only. been conducting winter cloud seeding since 1953 with several years being nonoperational due to ample Southeast Wyoming precipitation. Since 1981, NOAA and Utah have con- ducted research aimed at evaluating the effectiveness The chapter held its third meeting on 18 November 1992 at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, of the current program and to recommend specific Colorado. Jim Wishborn of Mountain States Weather improvements. According to Heimbach, this was in 8:00 p.m. Tercentenary Commemoration of the Invention of the Barometer, 1643-1943 1. SUBSEQUENT HISTORY OF THE BAROM- A Tercentenary Commemoration of the Invention ETER, by W. E. Knowles Middleton, M.Sc., Meteoro- of the Barometer will be held at the University of logical Office, Toronto. Toronto on October 19th, 1943. There will be two 2. THE APPLICATIONS OFTH E BAROMETER IN meetings, one in the afternoon and the other in the PHYSICS ANDCHEMISTRY, by John Satterly, D.Sc., evening. The following is the program. University of Toronto. In proposing that this celebration be held in time of 2:00 p.m. war the participating organizations are expressing 1. TELESCOPE, MICROSCOPE, AND BAROM- their belief that other forces than those of evil will ETER AS A POINT OF DEPARTURE FOR THE prevail, and that the continuity of human endeavour is NATURAL SCIENCES, by Louis C. Karpinski, Ph.D., worthy of emphasis, particularly in these disturbed University of Michigan. days. 2. THE EFFECTS OF THE DISCOVERY OF THE The Committee, BAROMETER ON CONTEMPORARY THOUGHT, by G. S. Brett, M.A., University of Toronto. A. D. Thiessen, Secry., 315 Bloor Street,Toronto, Canada. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 24 , 1943 . Vol. 74, No. 4, April 1993
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society – American Meteorological Society
Published: Apr 1, 1993
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