EDITOR'S NOTE: With this issue we begin a regular column intended to keep AMS members informed of activities and initiatives that are currently under way within the Society and that are being administered by the staff at AMS Headquarters. Revisio n of th e Glossary of Meteorology required to track the terms through the writing and review processes and the preparation for publication. In 1952 Ralph E. Huschke and a team of principal Funding for the Glossary revision has been ob- and subject volunteer contributors began assembling tained through the National Science Foundation with meteorological, hydrological, oceanographic, math- support from the Environmental Protection Agency, ematical, and physics terms for publication. The col- the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administra- lection of 7247 terms resulted in the Glossary of tion, the U.S. Air Force, the U.S. Navy, and the Meteorology published in 1959 by the AMS. At that Department of Energy. In addition, the AMS is contrib- time, the Glossary contained up-to-date terms found uting more than $90,000 annually to the project, in meteorology and sister disciplines. In the 35 years substantially from its special initiative fund, generated since its publication, more than 10 000 copies of the from interest on
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