Stanley A. Changnon, councilor of the AMS and prin- chronicle of the Wind Engineering Research Council. cipal scientist of the Illinois State Water Survey, and Saffir was one of the designers of the Saffir-Simpson his coauthor, William Easterling, have been named re- Hurricane Scale, used extensively to categorize hurri- cipients of the "1990 AWRA Boggess Award" by the cane severity. American Water Resources Association. The board of directors of the American Water Resources Asso- Douglas M.A. Jones ended 40 years of climate re- ciation selected their paper, "Measuring Drought search and public service with his retirement from the Impacts: The Illinois Case," as the best paper pub- Illinois State Water Survey. Jones, an AMS member lished in the 12 volumes of the Water Resources since 1947, began his career with the Water Survey in Bulletin during 1989. Changnon was also honored by 1950 after receiving his B.S. and M.S. degrees in the AWRA with the same award in 1976 for his paper, meteorology from the University of Chicago. While at "Inadvertent Weather Modification." the Water Survey, he was responsible for the dissemi- nation of climate information derived from the Morrow Harry L. Hamilton Jr., former dean of undergraduate Plots Weather Station on the University of Illinois studies and associate vice president for academic campus. For many years he provided information affairs at Chapman college in Orange, California, and about local, national, and international climate in re- currently associate professor of atmospheric science sponse to inquiries from the public. at State University of New York at Albany, has been Jones's activities with the Water Survey included appointed to the new position of senior vice president research in raindrop shapes, raindrop photography, and provost, effective 1 August 1990. and weather radar. He was also involved in quality Since 1965, Hamilton, 51, has held various faculty control of data collected from the Water Survey's and administrative positions at State University at network of climate and soil moisture monitoring pro- Albany, including dean of undergraduate studies, grams. associate dean of developmental education and di- rector of SUNY's educational opportunities program. Hamilton received his bachelor's degree in physics Corporation Members from Beloit College in 1960, and his master's and doctorate degrees in meteorology from University of Dhanpat Rai has been recognized for his achieve- Wisconsin in 1962 and 1965. He has taught atmos- ments in enviromental chemistry by being named pheric science courses in dynamics, thermodynam- Scientist V, the highest level of scientific achievement ics, instrumentation, meteorology and turbulence at and recognition within Battelle's Pacific Northwest both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and has Laboratories. received research grants from numerous organiza- While at Battelle, Rai has developed new ap- tions, including the National Science Foundation and proaches to predict the environmental behavior of ele- the United States Department of Energy. He has ments from nuclear and fossil fuel waste disposal. His published several articles based on his research in work is part of safety assessments required by the Solar Energy, the Journal of Applied Meteorology, the United States Department of Energy, the United States Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society and Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the Japanese gov- other publications. ernment, and the Electric Power Research Institute at nuclear and fossil fuel energy waste sites. Herbert S. Saffir, Consulting Engineer, Coral Gables, Florida, was presented with the Wind Engineering Climatronics Corporation has opened a central Service Award from the Wind Engineering Research region sales office at 404 W. 9th Street, Suite 201B, Council at the Hurricane Hugo Conference held in Georgetown, TX 78628. Telephone 512 869-1488. Charleston, South Carolina. Facsimile 512 869-2111. Robert K. Hammar recently The presentation is made every two years as a rejoined the company as Regional Sales Manager and recognition of outstanding and distinguished service will lead their expanded sales effort in the states of to the wind engineering profession. Saffir, a past Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Minne- member of the board of directors of the Council, sota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, developed and now edits the Wind Engineer, the Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, and Wyoming. Vol. 71, No. 11, November 1990
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Published: Nov 1, 1990
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