Howard B. Bluestein, a University of Oklahoma (OU) affairs at Rutgers's Cook College and an expert on associate professor of meteorology, has been named meteorology and climatology, has been chosen pres- 1989 Oklahoma Professor of the Year by the Council ident-elect of the American Association of State Cli- for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). matologists (AASC). The award, given for only the second time in After a year in the post, Shulman will become Oklahoma, recognizes people "who are dedicated president of the national association. to their disciplines and to the students they teach." Shulman has taught at Rutger since 1963. He served This year, 518 faculty members from universities and as chairman of Cook College's department of mete- colleges in the United States were nominated for the orology and physical oceanography from 1977-88 CASE national awards. Of that number, professors and previously was director of the meteorology grad- representing 37 states and the District of Columbia uate program and curriculum coordinator for earth and one professor from Canada were selected for the and atmospheric sciences. CASE honor. In 1987 Shulman was chosen both president and An O U faculty member since 1976, Bluestein has Member of the Year of the National Weather Asso- gained national recognition for his work in the un- ciation. Among his numerous professional affiliations, derstanding of the structure and behavior of severe he also holds editorial positions on four professional storms and tornadoes. Understanding convective sys- publications. tems—thunderstorms and groups of thunderstorms— and their relationship to their larger-scale environ- Eric G. Walther has been appointed principal scientist ment is the main emphasis of Bluestein's research, at AeroVironment Inc. (AV) in Monrovia, California. which is primarily funded by the National Science Walther will provide technical guidance to AV pro- Foundation. The goal of his reasearch is to improve grams in visibility, including monitoring, modeling, the prediction of these storms. and data analysis. One current project involves de- fining the performance criteria needed for visibility- related variables to measure changes that can be Two National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administra- perceived by observers. Another project is the vali- tion (NOAA) scientists, Joseph O. Fletcher and Syu- dation and analysis of the air quality and meteoro- kuro Manabe, have been presented the Presidential logical data from the Western Regional Air Quality Rank Awards, the government's highest civil service Study (WRAQS), sponsored by the Electric Power award, for extended exceptional performance in gov- Research Institute. Walther will also provide leader- ernment. ship for AV's growth in air pollution regulatory anal- Fletcher, director of NOAA's Environmental Re- ysis and air toxics. search Laboratories in Boulder, Colorado, was one of 63 recipients of Distinguished Presidential Rank Awards, carrying with it a $20,000 check, while Corporation Members Manabe was among 286 Meritorious award winners, each of whom will receive a $10,000 check. As part of the recent major restructuring within Harris Fletcher is a retired Air Force colonel, and has Corporation, a new Electronic Systems Sector has been with NOAA since 1974. He was assistant been formed consisting of the former Government Systems Sector and three divisions transferred from administrator for Oceanic and Atmospheric Research in Washington for five years, moving to the Boulder the former Information Systems Sector. Headed by post earlier this year. He is internationally known for Phillip W. Farmer, president, the new sector includes his work in the Arctic and his global climate research. nine operating divisions and three subsidiaries which conduct advanced research studies, develop proto- Manabe is a senior research scientist at NOAA's types, and produce a wide range of state of the art Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory in Princeton, New Jersey, where he has won worldwide acclaim systems for government agencies and commercial as a climate modeler. He heads the laboratory's organization in the United States and overseas. climate dynamics division, and has been with NOAA and its predecessor agency, the Environmental Sci- Members are encouraged to submit news items about them- ence Services Administration, since 1958. selves or colleagues that will be of interest to fellow members. Copy should be typed double-spaced; photos should accom- pany news items when possible.—News Editor • Mark D. Shulman, dean of academic and student Bulletin American Meteorological Society 1587
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society – American Meteorological Society
Published: Dec 1, 1989
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