announcements 21s t Annua l Nationa l Hurrican e Conference results. It also features an intuitive user interface to t o Be Hel d in Orland o help users quickly learn to use the product, and inte- grated design for streamlined modeling, and instant The 1999 National Hurricane Conference will be visualizationn of results. Contact Laura Redmon at 972- held at the Omni Rosen Hotel in Orlando, Florida, 661-8100 or e-mail email@example.com for from 29 March through 2 April 1999. more information on the product or for a 35-mm slide The key general session topics will be an overview or electronic file depicting the product's capabilities. • of the 1998 hurricane season, Bill Gray's 1999 hurri- cane season forecast, improvements in hurricane fore- casting, and effective mitigation strategies. There will be 36 workshops covering all major aspects of hurri- cane preparedness, response, and recovery. The con- ference also provides an opportunity for vendors to display their products to interested decision-makers. For detailed information on exhibit space or plac- ing an ad in the conference program, contact Teri Editor's Note: The following is an excerpt Besse, 2952 Wellington Circle, Tallahassee, FL from the minutes of the meeting of an AMS 32308; telephone: 850-906-9224; fax: 850-906-9228. Cincinnati meeting in 1924. For registration information call 850-906-9224; fax: 850-906-9228; Web site: http://www.nettally.com/nhc. Following this meeting 18 Nex t Generatio n Ai r Qualit y Modelin g Tools attended a subscription dinner Introduce d b y Trinit y Consultants arranged by Mr. Devereaux at Trinity Consultants announced the availability of the Business Men's Club. At a "next generation" air dispersion modeling system for the one end of the table the con- analyzing industrial air emissions—BREEZE versation centered on flood AERMOD SUITE. The BREEZE AERMOD SUITE forecasting and some aspects of has the abilitity to capture essential atmospheric pro- the psychology of it. In spite of cesses and to provide more accurate estimates of air the fact that the Weather Bureau's flood forecasts pollutant concentrations over a wide range of meteo- at Cincinnati never fail, many of the people liv- rological conditions and scenarios. The improved es- ing in the threatened districts refuse to heed the timates are due to the following: an advanced warnings. So it has become an established prac- meteorological preprocessor that computes site-spe- tice for the police department to send extra forces cific planetary boundary layer (PBL) parameters; and patrol wagons and forcibly remove heedless highly developed dispersion formulations that incor- inhabitants of the lowlands soon to be covered porate current PBL theory for both convective and with water. Such is the state of mind of river town stable boundary inversions; enhanced treatment of people during floods that forecasts of rain are plume rise and plume penetration of elevated inver- usually more dangerous than rain itself! Dr. sions; improved computation of vertical profiles of Jagger told of his forecasting tidal waves at Hilo, wind, turbulence, and temperature; and sustained treat- from teleseisms recorded at Kilawaea. ment of receptors in all terrain regimes. The product handles point, line, area, volume, and flare sources. It includes productivity tolls that enable users to calcu- Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 5, 20. late building downwash effects and graphically depict 32 6 Vol. 80,, No. 2, February 1999
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Published: Feb 1, 1999
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