activities, general chapter guidelines, chapter dues, program, started off the presentation by explain- membership drives, and guest speakers. The first elec- ing how TIROS pictures were first used operation- tions were held and Vic Jensen was elected president, ally at the National Meteorological Center (NMC) John Paul Martin was elected vice president, Darin in the 1960s. TIROS pictures were manually con- Langerud was elected treasurer, and Tanya Fransen verted into nephanalyses at satellite read out sta- was elected secretary.—Tanya Fransen. tions and then sent by fax to NMC. Once there, Anderson said that individual nephanalyses were Denver-Boulder traced onto acetate overlays for use in analyzing On 20 February 1997, chapter members convened Northern Hemisphere surface and upper-air charts. at the NCAR Table Mesa Lab to gain some historical Compositing the nephanalyses facilitated the inter- perspective concerning meteorology. A local snow- pretation of synoptic-scale cloud systems since in- storm of incorrectly forecast intensity did not deter dividual satellite passes showed only portions of storms. Anderson showed examples of the early 16 members from hearing a presentation from three TIROS data and an example of what is possible with chapter members entitled "Looking Back: Satellites, today' s operational work station, which can pro- Planes, Trains, and Balloons." vide remapped satellite imagery with analysis over- Ralph Anderson, who was associated for 30 years lays constructed from model output grid data. with the U.S. Weather Bureau/ESSA/NOAA satellite Cape Canaveral: Norther n Illinois University: http://sunmlb.nws.fit.edu:80/ams.html http://taiga.geog.niu.edu/weather/ams.html Plymout h State College: Chicago: http://taiga.geog.niu.edu/nwslot/ams.html http://oz.plymouth.edu:80/~meteo/home. html Central Louisiana: Siouxlan d Weathe r MINDS: http://www.srcc.lsu.edu/~jgrymes/AMS/ http://physics.sdstate.edu/wx_minds/wxminds.htm Central Oklahoma: State Universit y of Ne w Yor k at Brockport: http://www.nssl.noaa.gov/cocams http:/ / www. weather, brockport.edu: 80/ams / Colorado State University: Upstate South Carolina: http://tgsv5.nws.noaa.gov/er/gsp/ams.htm http://www.atmos.colostate.edu/html/SocialDir/ams.html Universit y o f Alabama in Huntsville: Denver-Boulder: http://www.atmos.uah.edu/essl/ams/uah_ams_home.html http://www.cgd.ucar.edu/stats/ams/dbams.html Universit y of Nort h Carolina at Asheville: http://vortex.atms.unca.edu/ams/index.html District of Columbia: Universit y of Nort h Dakota: http:/ / www.aero, und .edu: 80/Student-Organizations/A MS / http://wxnet4.nbc4.com/dcams/indexdcams.html index.html Houston : Universit y of Oklahoma: http://www.srh . noa a .gov : 80/ftproot/hgx/html / http://www.ou.edu/student/tornado/ indexl/amsl/ams l .htm Memphis: http://www.srh.noaa.gov/ftproot/meg/html/index.html Ne w Yor k City/Long Island: Universit y of Wisconsin—Madison: http://www.nws.bnl.gov/meetings.html http://www.meteor.wisc.edu/uw-aos/ams-uwmad.html Wrigh t Memorial: Northwes t Ohio: http://norden 1 .com/~rdale/ams.html http://weather.lab.wpafb.af.mil/ams/ 94 5 Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society – American Meteorological Society
Published: May 1, 1997
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