imagery for the Arctic, Fett displayed imagery in several areas of flooded ice in the Arctic. Sun glint in the visible channel was of particular value in delineat- ing the flooded ice, though use of other available channels could be used to discriminate between cloud, ASTM Symposium on Hydraulic Conductivity and fog, open water, ice, and flooded ice. Waste Contaminant Transport Concluding his lecture, Fett discussed polar lows, A call for papers is in effect to be presented at a Symposium on Hydraulic Conductivity and Waste which have lately been a fad in synoptic meteorology. Contaminant Transport sponsored by the American Fett showed imagery from the case of a polar low off Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM). The Barrow on 14 October 1985, in which winds at Barrow symposium will focus on determination of hydrologic reached peak gusts of 75 kt. Using other illustrations, properties of soil and rock. Methods of measure- Fett explained that polar lows, as they are now under- ment relevant to fluid flow in porous media, including stood, are typically detached from fronts and located characterization of pore-size distribution and sec- back in the cold air. Further, he explained that these ondary porosity, are also within the scope of the structures are largely convective in nature, subsynoptic conferences. Papers on determination of param- in scale, rapid to develop and to dissipate, though their eters related to transport of non-aqueous phase lifetimes vary in duration. liquids through soil or rock are welcomed. Case histories comparing laboratory and in situ measure- Fett's lecture marked the end of the spring season ments are especially encouraged. For more infor- of meetings of the Farthest North chapter, though mation, contact David E. Daniels, University of most of the membership reconvened for the 21st Texas-Austin, Civil Engineering Department, Aus- Arctic Workshop on 16-18 May and the 42nd Arctic tin, TX 78712-1076, telephone (512) 471-4730. Science Conference on 14-15 May, on the campus of the University of Alaska in Fairbanks during splendid Solar 92: The National Solar Energy Conference early summer weather. On 13-18 June 1992, the American Solar Energy Society will sponsor the 21 st American Solar Energy Houston Society Annual Conference and the 17th National Passive Solar Conference in Cocoa Beach, FL. For The 5 September meeting of the Houston chapter was more information, contact the American Solar En- held at the National Aeronautics and Space Adminis- ergy Society, 2400 Central Ave., Suite G-1, Boulder, tration. Members of the Space Flight Meteorology CO 80301, telephone (303) 443-3130, Fax (303) 443-3212. Group (SMG) presented the meeting program. SMG staff have many important responsibilities, the most Climate Change and Northern Fish Populations important of which is forecasting for shuttle landings. An international symposium on climate change and Frank Brody, chief of the group, gave an overview of northern fish populations will be held on 13-16 SMG operations, including projections for increased October 1992, in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. staffing in the near future. Dan Gellun, one of the the This symposium will promote an exchange of infor- group's lead forecasters, presented an outline of the mation relating to the effect of climate change on SMG work timeline for the next shuttle mission sched- fisheries in aquatic ecosystems in northern lati- uled for September 1991. Doris Rotzell, of the Tech- tudes. A call for papers is in effect. For more niques Development Unit, followed with a discussion information, contact Symposium Secretary, Depart- ment of Fisheries and Oceans, Pacific Biological and examples of the meteorological data resources Station, Nanaimo, B.C., Canada V9R 5K6, tele- available to and used by SMG. Rotzell's presentation phone (604) 756-7260. included details of the Meteorological Interactive Data Display System (MIDDS), which combines several of Journal of Weather Modification SMG's data resources into one easy-to-use package. The Weather Modification Association is making Meeting attendees were given a special behind-the- preparations for its annual volume of the Journal of scenes look at SMG activities, including a tour of the Weather Modification, published each year in April. Mission Control Room and SMG offices. A call for papers is in effect. For more information, contact Journal of Weather Modification, Ms. Joie L. Robinson, Institute of Atmospheric Sciences, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, 501 E. St. Joseph Street, Rapid City, SD 57701-3995, tele- phone (605) 394-2293. Vol. 72, No. 11, November 1991
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society – American Meteorological Society
Published: Nov 1, 1991
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