The American Association for the Advancement of has worldwide meteorological, sales, and marketing Science (AAAS) Council elected 273 members as fel- staff representatives in 140 countries, will market lows at its September 1995 meeting. Two of those NIMBUS for AccuWeather outside the United States elected were AMS Members, Otis B. Brown, Univer- and Canada. SINTEF will market NIMBUS in Eu- sity of Miami, and David D. Houghton, University rope. of Wisconsin—Madison. Brown and Houghton, along AccuWeather provides more than 200 television with the other 271 newly elected AAAS fellows, were stations and cable systems worldwide with an array recognized for their contributions to science at the Fel- of weather services. lows Forum held on 10 February 1996 during the AAAS Annual Meeting in Baltimore, Maryland. AccuWeather, Inc., of State College, Pennsylva- > y nia, recently signed an agreement with SINTEF In- dustrial Mathematics of Norway that states that AccuWeather will be the integrator and sales and Y % marketing agent of NIMBUS, a UNIX-based, fully automated, integrated weather graphics presentation system geared for use by television stations, cable systems, and meteorologists. NIMBUS was designed to operate on all Silicon Enhance Weather Programming Graphics workstations. The applications software enables users to automatically, or on command, con- trol the ingest of raw numerical model, satellite cloud, Pollen counts are old news to allergy sufferers. radar, and other forms of meteorological data directly Even the latest counts reflect atmospheric pollen from any electronic source and convert it to high-reso- conditions during the previous 24-48 hours. lution, animated weather-show graphics and Virtual People with hay fever want to know what pollen Weather flythroughs. From a single menu, users can easily command NIMBUS to ingest, store, and gen- conditions will be like tomorrow and the next day. erate graphics; produce and sequence weather shows; They want to anticipate symptoms so that they and output the finished materials in NTSC, PAL, can prevent them. They want a pollen forecast. SECAM, or RGB format. Stations across the nation incorporate our Norway's TV2 was awarded the Weather Present- pollen forecasts into their weather programming. ers Prize for overall quality of presentations using the Let us show you the difference this information NIMBUS system. The award was made during the makes to viewers and listeners, not to mention Weather Forecasters Festival in Paris, France, in May 1994. commercial sponsors. AccuWeather will be the exclusive sales and mar- To obtain complete information on our pollen keting agent for NIMBUS worldwide, except for Eu- forecasts contact Forecast Marketing Services rope. It will also fully install and train the purchasers at 612-478-3095. of this system and will support the system 24 hours a day through its extensive technical, graphical, and meteorological resources based in State College. The With Pollen Forecasts Republic Group (TRG) of Arlington, Virginia, which Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 37 5
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society – American Meteorological Society
Published: Feb 1, 1996
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