August H. Auer, jr. has recently been named man- versity (FSU), has been selected by the Department ager, Forecasting Skills Development, for the New of the Navy as a 1990 Office of Naval Research Zealand Meteorological Service Headquarters in Wel- (ONR) Ocean Science Educator. O'Brien is one of lington. In his new position, Auer will advise on five academicians at four institutions of higher edu- synoptic research activities, carry out collaborative cation who have been recognized for the award, research on situations of interest in New Zealand and which provides each recipient $225,000 over a three- the Southwest Pacific, and educate shift forecasters year period. Approximately $195,000 of the grant in the use and interpretation of an increasing range will be used for direct support of ONR-sponsored of satellite and numerical prediction products. Auer postdoctoral fellows working with O'Brien at FSU. resigns from a 22-year career of teaching and research O'Brien is well-know for his research on El Nino and in the Department of Atmospheric Science at the El Viejo, vast weather phenomena originating in the University of Wyoming. Pacific Ocean that cause severe floods and droughts worldwide. William Bonner will become the director of the Peter Rhines of the University of Washington is Cooperative Program for Operational, Meteorology, another of the five ON R award recipients. The selec- Education and Training (COMET) at the University tions were made from a field of 24 educators-re- Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) in searchers from 17 institutions. Boulder, Colorado. Bonner will be leaving his posi- tion as the director of the National Weather Service (NWS) National Meteorological Center (NMC) at Corporation Members Camp Springs, Maryland, a position he has held since 1981. Prior to directing NMC , Bonner was the deputy Environmental Satellite Data, Inc. (ESD) of Suitland, director of the NWS. He will begin full-time duties Maryland, was purchased by The Analytic Sciences as COMET director on 1 April 1990, but will be Corporation (TASC) of Reading, Massachusetts, on 8 significantly involved in COMET activities in the December 1989. meantime. Akula Venkatram has been named vice-president of Alfred N. Fowler is now at the American Geophysical ENSR Consulting and Engineering. He has been with Union in Washington, DC, where he serves as the the firm for nine years and will continue to direct executive secretary to the International Council of ENSR's air quality model development. Venkatram Managers of National Antarctic Programs and its has 16 years of experience managing projects related Standing Committee on Antarctic Logistics and Op- to the development and application of air quality and erations. Fowler, a retired Navy captain, was com- boundary-layer models, acid deposition, microme- mander, U.S. Naval Support Force, Antarctica, teorology, and model evaluation. 1972-74, and therafter was deputy division director, Division of Polar Programs at the National Science Ericsson Radar Electronics in Sweden will provide a Foundation until his retirement in 1988. weather radar for Iceland. The radar will be located near the Keflavik International Airport and installation will be made in September 1990. The information Paul]. Kocin is now working with the Meteorological from the remote controlled radar will be linked to Operations Division at the National Meteorological the Icelandic Meteorological Office in Reykjavik via Center (NMC). Kocin is with the Techniques Devel- the Ericsson Mini-Link microwave radios. opment Group where he is developing software for computer interactive equipment that will aid in fore- casting. His work also includes the analyses of case studies involving historical or significant weather events. Members are encouraged to submit news items about them- selves or colleagues that will be of interest to fellow members. Copy should be typed double-spaced; photos should accom- James J. O'Brien, secretary of the Navy, professor of pany news items when possible.—News Editor • meteorology and oceanography at Florida State Uni- 37 1 Bulletin American Meteorological Society
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society – American Meteorological Society
Published: Mar 1, 1990
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