Due Dates demand. In addition to the ability to broadcast the real- The National Science Foundation (NSF) Observing time weather information from their viewing area, Facilities Advisory Panel (OFAP) will meet in October ViewerNET television stations can also use the sys- 1995 and April 1996 to consider requests for use of all tem to provide their audience with weather forecasts, brief program or news notes, weather map graphics, NSF-sponsored lower-atmospheric observing facili- and sponsor messages. In addition, any other viewer ties. These include facilities at the National Center for or classroom with just a computer and modem can Atmospheric Research's (NCAR) Atmospheric Tech- transmit or receive information with the ViewerNET nology Division, University of Wyoming, Colorado television station using the stand-alone computer State University, and South Dakota School of Mines software (available in Macintosh or Windows compat- and Technology. OFAP evaluates requests and makes ible formats). recommendations on allocations to the NSF Facilities Advisory Council. Due dates for receipt of requests for consideration Weather Conference at the October 1995 and April 1996 OFAP meetings The Mount Washington Observatory will be con- are 15 June 1995 (for requested facility use between ducting a weather conference on 23-2 4 June 1995 in 1 April 1996 and 30 September 1996) and 15 Decem- North Conway, New Hampshire. The two-day event, ber 1995 (for requested facility use between 1 October which will be the Fourth Annual Observatory Sympo- sium, will feature topics of interest both to meteorolo- 1996 and 31 March 1997). The OFAP meets in April gists and to laypersons with a general interest in the and October of each year; due dates for requests are weather. always in mid-December for the April meeting and in mid-June for the October meeting. The first day of the conference will focus on wind, Scientists requesting facility support in conjunction ice, and fog. Topics will include atmospheric icing, with NSF grants should include those requirements in trends in meteorological equipment and sensors, data their grant applications, which are also due at NSF on acquisition systems, and automated weather stations. the same dates. The second day will feature discussions of weather Detailed information including where to send facili- forecasting and global climate change and panel ties requests is available via the Internet on the NCAR presentations on establishing a personal weather Gopher and via Mosaic on the NCAR/ATD home station, historic weather events, and bringing weather into a classroom. AMS member and past-president page, http://www.atd.ucar.edu. Alternatively, prospec- Charles Hosier is the keynote speaker and Bruce tive requestors can contact Shelley Zucker of NCAR/ Schwoegler will serve as the master of ceremonies. ATDa t 303-497-8833; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information. For additional information about the weather con- ference, contact the Mount Washington Observatory Symposium, P.O. Box2310, North Conway, NH 03860; Interactive Computer System telephone: 603-356-8345. For the first time ever, anyone anywhere with a computer and modem (including classroom teachers and their students) will be able to quickly access free Ai r Weather Association weather data, graphics, and any other data from one The professional organization composed of present local television station and transmit information to the and former members of the U.S. Air Force (USAF) Air station as well. It is a part of a new interactive Weather Service and of the U.S. Army Air Corps educational, sales, and marketing system called Weather Service has established its own home page ViewerNET®. on the Internet. The Air Weather Association's home page is URL http://www.infi.net/~cwt/awa.html. The The new system supplies licensed television sta- site is recognized by USAF Headquarters and is linked tions with easy-to-install weather stations that can be placed in local schools or any other site from which in a prominent location on the official USAF Headquar- weather information is desired. The television station's ters main Web server and on the USAF Headquarters hom e page: http://www.hq.af.mil/USAF/USAF. news and weather departments can then instantly html#OTHER. • access weather conditions from the remote site on Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 801
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Published: May 1, 1995
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