tures and the affect of such a harsh climate on the people working there. £XtZoi* Note ^ Zeller's presentation concluded when Fields pre- sented Zeller with a Midland NOAA Weather Radio Submit chapter meeting contributions to Bulletin as a thank you for his presentation.—Pat Cooper. News Editor, AMS, 45 Beacon St., Boston, MA 02108-3693; fax 617-742-8718; e-mail: jburba@ ametsoc.org. Opportunities for Oceanographer-Meteorologists The Executive Secretary's office of the Society has received the following letter from the Hydrographic Office of the Navy Dept.— 12 February 1946 Dear Professor Rossby:— I have been told by Professor H. U. Sverdrup and Commander Roger Revell of the service you are rendering meteorologists now being discharged from the Army and Navy in keeping them informed of further courses of instruction and of possible employment in which their military training and experience may be utilized. In this connection, I recently received a prospectus of a post-war instruction program in oceanography at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of Cali- fornia. While I understand that you have already announced this new program and given an estimate of prob- able openings for 20 to 25 oceanographers in civil service and at various oceanographic institutions, I believe it is timely to send you details concerning the expansion of the oceanographic work at the Hydrographic Of- fice, which has just been approved by the Secretary of the Navy. I have established a Division of Oceanogra- phy to be responsible for this new program. It is expected that within the next few years we will have at least sixteen professional oceanographers. Some of these positions now available can be filled by men who were trained prior to 1941 or whom have received sufficient training in this sort of work during the war. Within the next few years, however, it appears that there will be a serious shortage of trained oceanographic person- nel for positions in the Hydrographic Office. In addition, plans of various Navy laboratories and bureaus in- clude extensive oceanographic research. By a conservative estimate, therefore, it seems likely that there will be need for 10 to 15 more oceanogra- phers in the Hydrographic Office and other naval bureaus and laboratories within the next two or three years. In the Hydrographic Office it is to be anticipated that initial openings will be chiefly in Civil Service P-2 and P-3 ratings with starting salaries ranging from $2980 to $3640, although several higher grades should also be available. In addition, the Hydrographic Office will sponsor a number of projects to be carried on at oceanographic institutions and this work will require an increase in the number of oceanographers employed at these institu- tions. I therefore hazard the guess that with the renewed impetus given to oceanography during the war, there will be an even greater number of vacancies (perhaps 30 or more oceanographers) in oceanographic institu- tions, universities and other governmental agencies. If it seems appropriate, I think it highly desirable to call the attention of the Army and Navy meteorolo- gists to the probability of finding suitable employment on completion of the new course in oceanography to be given at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Sincerely yours, G.S . BRYAN, Rear Admiral, U.S.N. (Ret.), Hydrographer Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 27, 92-93. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 38 3
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Published: Feb 1, 1996
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