Facility, and Research Data Program. The ELDORA Project will join them next fall. ATD's neighbors in Building 1 are UCAR Finance and Administration, NCAR Archives, Shipping and Receiving, and the Machine Shop. If this sounds like too much to fit into one building, note that each floor covers about an Supercomputing '92 acre. Supercomputing '92 will take place on 16 The core of the center building is a three-story floor- November 1992 in Exhibit Hall A at the to-ceiling atrium—complete with skylights and trees— Minneapolis Convention Center. Special surrounding the cite reception desk. Elsewhere on the sessions on massively parallel vs "tradi- first floor are a 140-seat auditorium, smaller meeting tional" supercomputers, visualization, and rooms, and a cafeteria, along with a Human Re- machine clustering will be offered. Also, sources office. A classroom for the Cooperative Pro- special sessions dedicated to pharmaceuti- gram for Operational Meteorology, Education, and cal and medical issues relating to super- Training (COMET) is located directly behind the re- computers will be featured. For more infor- ception desk. When they're not at the Mesa Lab, the mation, contact Peggy Samide at the UCAR and NCAR management will share the second Supercomputing Office at (303) 497-1808. floor with the Research Applications Program and the Environmental and Societal Impacts Group. The High Altitude Observatory, which has had various homes Science Innovation '92: New Techniques around Bouldersince before NCAR existed, has moved and Instruments in Biomedical Research from the Mesa Lab onto the top floor of Building 2, The American Association for the Ad- bringing its own library along. Nearby are the NCAR vancement of Science and Science maga- Library's Foothills branch and a room full of communi- zine will sponsor Science Innovation '92 cations equipment operated by the Scientific Comput- between 21 and 25 July 1992 in San Fran- ing Division (SCD). Incidentally, SCD is placing both a cisco, California. This workshop will pro- networking assistant and a user consultant on site. vide attendees with an overview of new Closest to the Foothills Parkway and the foothills technologies, and with an opportunity to themselves is Building 3, where MMM, the outreach get practical solutions to research prob- program, and Media Relations have now been joined lems, to introduce their own techniques, to by COMET, Unidata, and SCD's Foothills Consulting experience technologies close up at indus- Office. Easy access to all offices throughout the com- try workshops, and to preview emerging plex is possible through second-floor glassed-in pas- technologies. A call for papers is in effect. sageways connecting the three buildings. For more information, write Science Inno- vation '92, Contributed Papers, AAAS Radar in Maine Tracks Bermuda-Area Hurricane Meetings, 1333 H Street, NW, Washington, A National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administra- DC 20005. To register, write to the above tion (NOAA) scientist has used a gigantic over-the- address, attention: Nan Broadbent. horizon radar based in Maine to accurately track a hurricane south of Bermuda, 1500 miles away. Thomas Georges of NOAA's Wave Propagation Laboratory in Boulder, Colorado, tracked Hurricane Claudette for three days last September, using an air Georges drew surface-wind-direction maps from force OTH-B radar normally involved in military sur- his five radar observations during the three-day pe- veillance on the Atlantic Ocean. The radar, which riod, and each of his calculated positions of the storm's bounces high-frequency radio waves off ionization in eye was within 40 miles of those recorded at the the upper atmosphere, allowed Georges to observe hurricane center. Georges and his associates will ocean surface wave direction, from which circulation continue experimenting with the radar during this could be inferred. Wind patterns rotating counter- year's hurricane season, which begins on 1 June. clockwise around the eye of a hurricane permit deter- The over-the-horizon radar used in this experiment mination of where the storm's center is located. Scien- is one of two operated by the air force to look for tists at NOAA's National Hurricane Center routinely unidentified aircraft approaching U.S. air space; one tracked Claudette through satellite data and reports for North Atlantic Ocean monitoring and one for the from reconnaissance aircraft that penetrated the northeastern Pacific. • storm's eye. Vol. 73, No. 6, June 1992
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society – American Meteorological Society
Published: Jun 1, 1992
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