25 Years Ago.. corrigendum USSR Weather Satellite Plans In the September 199 0 issue of the BULLETIN, there was an omission on page 1324 of the article, The ECMWF On 8 October, at the bilateral discussions between the Program on Extended-Range Prediction, by T.N. United States and the Soviet Union on the peaceful Palmer et al. The omission has been placed in bold uses of outer space, the USSR announced plans to typeface in the following reprinted paragraph: launch their first weather satellite by the end of 1965. The existing agreement for the exchange of weather In the medium range, all ensemble mean forecasts are satellite data between Washington and Moscow was better than the 'no cost' forecasts, however, few of the reaffirmed and it is now understood by the re- ensemble mean forecasts are superior to their controls. presentatives from the two nations that satellite data This does not mean that there is no benefit to ensemble forecasting in the first 10 days; it means that, using the time- is expected to be available on a continuing basis from lagged technique, some weighting to reduce the impact of both sides in a few months. Meanwhile, the present earlier members of the ensemble should be made (Hoffman daily and useful exchange of conventional weather and Kalnay, 1983). data continues. Bull. Amer. Meteo. Soc., 46,260 50 years ago... The Losey Award for Aerology The first presentation of the Losey Award will be made at the Honors Night Dinner of the Institute of the The Institute of the Aeronautical Sciences has an- Aeronautical Sciences to be held in New York on 28 nounced the establishment of the Losey Award for January 1941 .* Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 21, 130 Aerology to be presented annually "for outstanding contributions to the science of meteorology as applied *1990 Editor's Note: The first recipient was Professor Henry G. Houghton, then an Assistant Professor of Meteorology at the to aeronautics." Massachusetts Institute of Technology; see page 987 of Volume 69 This award honors the memory of the late Captain for his obituary. Robert M. Losey, a member of the Institute who died at Dombas, Norway, 21 April 1940, at the age of 31. Index to advertisers He was the first American official killed in the present European war. c2 Alden Electronics At the time of his death, Captain Losey was on duty c3 Atmospheric Instrumentation Research as an observer for the United States Government in c4 Belfort Instrument Company Mil Washington State University his capacity as Assistant Military Attache to Norway 1780 Vaisala, Inc. and Sweden. A graduate of the U.S. Military Academy 1782 Simerl Instruments and the California Institute of Technology, he was a 1783 George Washington University pilot and an aerological officer in the Army Air Corps 1789 Northern Video Graphics since 1931. Prior to his last assignment on duty over- Weatherdisc Assoc., Inc. Marta Systems seas, he had been one of the chief meteorological 1790 1795 Aster Press advisers attached to the Office of the Air Corps. AM S Publications, Preprints, etc. The Losey Award for Aerology will consist of a The Atmosphere-A Challenge certificate bearing a citation of the work for which it is 1795 Employment Announcements conferred and signed by the members of the Committee 1844 American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting of Award. Those invited by the Council of the Institute 1845 The Blue Hill Meteorological Observatory to serve on this Committee to choose a recipient each 1845 Thor's Legions: Weather Support to the U.S. Air Force year are: the Chief of the United States Weather 1846 Snowstorms along the Northeastern Coast 1847 Radar in Meteorology Bureau, the Chairman of the Executive Council of 1848 Meteorological Aspects of Emergency Response Council of California Institute of Technology, the 1848 Probing the Atmospheric Boundary Layer President of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the President of the Aeronautical Archives, and the President of the Institute of the Aeronautical Sciences. 1724 Vol. 71, No. 12, December 1990
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