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letters to the editor Wrong Reviewer? Cool Clouds I am dismayed that your book review editor se- I have been teaching an introductory course in lected Joshua Wurman to review Howie Bluestein's meteorology for many years at Iowa State University. book, Tornado Alley (Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 80, I have accumulated numerous cloud photos and many 1722). After all, they are colleagues in the same de- were recently placed on the following Web site: partment at the University of Oklahoma. Isn't this a http://pals.agron.iastate.edu/carlson/. Many people are prima facie conflict of interest? I do not deny that Josh fascinated by clouds whether it be shape, movement, was a good technical choice to review Howie's book, or colors. At some time or other, almost everyone has but why should I accept his (favorable) review? In observed clouds that remind them of animals, objects, short, someone at Headquarters made a serious mis- etc. This Web site attempts to capture this feature of take in judgement and you ought to explain it to the our atmosphere, as well as other aspects of the atmo- readers of the Bulletin. sphere. It is entitled "Cool Clouds for Kids of All Ages." I invite AMS members to take a http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society American Meteorological Society

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American Meteorological Society
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1520-0477
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10.1175/1520-0477-80.11.2197
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Wrong Reviewer? Cool Clouds I am dismayed that your book review editor se- I have been teaching an introductory course in lected Joshua Wurman to review Howie Bluestein's meteorology for many years at Iowa State University. book, Tornado Alley (Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 80, I have accumulated numerous cloud photos and many 1722). After all, they are colleagues in the same de- were recently placed on the following Web site: partment at the University of Oklahoma. Isn't this a http://pals.agron.iastate.edu/carlson/. Many people are prima facie conflict of interest? I do not deny that Josh fascinated by clouds whether it be shape, movement, was a good technical choice to review Howie's book, or colors. At some time or other, almost everyone has but why should I accept his (favorable) review? In observed clouds that remind them of animals, objects, short, someone at Headquarters made a serious mis- etc. This Web site attempts to capture this feature of take in judgement and you ought to explain it to the our atmosphere, as well as other aspects of the atmo- readers of the Bulletin. sphere. It is entitled "Cool Clouds for Kids of All Ages." I invite AMS members to take a

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Published: Nov 1, 1999

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