Jack Cermak, professor of fluid mechanics and wind ing, the Water Resources Group will work closely engineering at Colorado State University, has been with AER's climate modelers to address water re- awarded an Outstanding Engineering Achievement sources issues related to climate change. Award for 1989 from the National Society of Profes- Rui Ponte, who recently received his Ph.D. degree sional Engineers. Cermak developed a way to test the in Oceanography form MIT/WHOI, will be joining effects of wind on a structure, and vice versa, before the General Circulation Diagnostics Group where the structure is built, thereby helping to ensure public he will participate in studies of large-scale atmo- safety and reduction of project cost. He found a spheric-ocean interactions and dynamics. method of simulating the earth's atmospheric bound- Jean-Luc Moncet, with advanced degrees in me- ary layer (ABL) in a wind tunnel in order to physically teorology (McGill University) and Telecommunica- model airflows that are too complex to be modeled tions (Universit du Quebec) will be joining the numerically. Remote Sensing Group to work on problems related to radiative transfer and parameter retrieval tech- Dane Clark has been selected as the deputy chief of niques. the Satellite Services Division of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). This man- ENSR Corporation has opened a new office in the agerial position is in the Office of Satellite Data Hartford area to better serve its growing list of indus- Processing and Distribution within the National En- trial clients in New York and southern New England. vironmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service. The office is located at 655 Winding Brook Drive, During his 15 years with the division, Clark has held Glastonbury, Connecticut. the positions of staff meteorologist, lead meteorolo- gist, and over the past six years, branch chief of the The preceeding meeting reports were received at headquarters before 15 March 1989. Copy from chapter representatives Synoptic Analysis Branch. should be typed double-spaced and submitted to the news editor in duplicate.— New s Ed. • Art Davidson has retired from his position as public advisor for the South Coast Air Quality Management District, the air pollution agency for the greater Los Origin and Evolution of Angeles metropolitan area. Davidson, who had been with the district and its predecessor agencies since Planetary and Satellite 1964 has relocated to Bellevue, Washington, where he will practice environmental consulting, special- Atmospheres izing in air quality, meteorology, and public affairs. S.K. Atreya, ].B. Pollack, & M.S. Matthews, eds. He can be reached at 4814 133rd PL S.E., Bellevue, W A 98006. Spacecraft missions to our solar system's planets and satellites have provided data on the origin and evolution Ted Fujita of the University of Chicago's Department of their atmospheres and also have produced fresh in- sights into similar questions concerning the Earth. At the of Geophysical Sciences was appointed Charles E. same time, theoretical investigations have provided a Merriam Distinguished Service Professor on 1 Feb- conceptual framework for discerning patterns in these ruary 1989. Fujita, who specializes in understanding data, for understanding basic physical and chemical pro- cesses, and for creating testable hypotheses concerning tornado characteristics will be retiring from teaching the history of the atmosphere. at the end of December 1990 and will continue his research as director of the Win d Research Laboratory. This multi-authored volume assembles that wealth of data for the first time to present an integrated discussion of the similarities and differences between the atmos- About Our Corporation Members pheres of various bodies of the solar system, including the Earth. The latest hypotheses regarding the origins of Atmospheric and Environmental Research, Inc. (AER) atmospheres are presented, including some involving announces three key additions to its research staff. theories of catastrophism which suggest major impact events. Paul Kirshen joined the company at the end of 1988 to head up AER's Water Resources Group. Kirshen 881 pp., illus., $45.00 cloth. received his Ph.D. from MIT and has many years of experience in water resources planning and water The University of Arizona Press systems optimization. In addition to the development 1230 N. Park Ave., #102, Tucson A Z 85719 of streamflow forecasting modeling and decision VISA/MC orders, call 1-800-426-3797 support systems for water resources system schedul- Bulletin American Meteorological Society
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