more than 30 other technical publications to his credit. Two U.S. Scientists Receive Norbert Gerbier-MUMM Award Halpert works at the Climate Analysis Center as a The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) research meteorologist. He holds a M.S. from the Executive Council has conferred the 1990 Norbert University of Michigan. He is the co-author of 23 Gerbier-MUMM Award upon Chester F. Ropelewski papers, many of which were written in association with and Michael S. Halpert for their work entitled "Global Ropelewski. and regional scale precipitation patterns associated The award was presented on 13 June 1990 during with the El Nino/Southern Oscillation". a ceremony in the International Conference Centre of This study concerns the relationship between the Geneva (CICG). The award recognizes the author(s) El Nino/Southern Oscillation (ENSO) and seasonal of an original scientific paper on the relations between precipitation in various regions of the world. The meteorology and other physical, natural, or human results of the study will have a practical use in sciences, and is meant to stimulate interest in such forecasting El Nino-related precipitation and will greatly research with a view to supporting WMO programs. assist in the planning and operation of agricultural activities. Monsoons Studied by U.S. and Mexican Ropelewski has worked in the Climate Analysis Scientists Center of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric In a project that is the most substantial collaborative Administration (NOAA) for ten years. At present he is meteorological research effort thus far between the chief of the Diagnostics Branch. He earned his M.S. at United States and Mexico, U.S. and Mexican scientists Pennsylvania State University and has completed all joined to study summer monsoons over the course requirements for a Ph.D. in meteorology. He southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico. has published 22 papers in refereed journals, and has The month-long study, which began 8 July 1990, sought to understand monsoon processes that help determine regional climate. Measurements taken Th e Air Force Geophysics Scholar Program is spon- during the study are being compared with upper-air sore d by the Ai r Force Geophysic s Laboratory and is conducte d by the Southeastern Center for Electrical data collected by National Weather Service stations in Engineerin g Education (SCEEE). the Southwest during the past 40 years to determine Thi s program provides research opportunities for regional climate variability and relationships to global qualifie d Engineers and Scientists wh o have received phenomena such as El Nino events. This analysis will thei r Ph.D. degrees, or equivalent, from technical take a year or more. program s at U.S. Universities or Technical Institu- The southwestern monsoon is created when tions . These opportunities consist of research ap- summertime heating over the Great Basin, the Rocky pointment s of 12 months duration wit h an optional Mountains, and Mexico's Sierra Madre range combine one-yea r extension at the Ai r Force Geophysic s Lab- to pull a gigantic flow of air from the southwest to the oratory , located at Hanscom AFB near Boston. Re- northeast, carrying moisture from the Pacific and the searc h opportunities exist in the followin g areas of meteorology : cloud and precipitation microphysics, Gulf of California. Monsoons in these western regions atmospheri c dynamics and NWP, ground-based and contribute to severe weather as far east as the Great remot e sensing equipmen t and techniques, satellite Lakes. meteorology , mesoscale modeling and studies, A NOAA research aircraft, operating from Phoenix boundar y layer processes and climatology methods Sky Harbor International Airport, will document the an d models. extent and strength of the monsoon circulation and Al l qualified applicants wil l receive consideration obtain a variety of other meteorological data. withou t regard to race, color, religion, sex, or na- Small weather balloons will be launched tiona l origin . This progra m is limite d to U.S. citizens. throughout the study from 10 northwestern Mexico SCEEE supports Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Ac- sites, with the cooperation of the Mexican Weather tion . Service. The resulting data will detail the airflow For information and application forms contact: associated with the monsoon, and the structure of the SCEEE 110 1 Massachusetts Avenue small scale convective systems. St. Cloud , FL 34769 A simultaneous observing effort over Mexico will Phon e (407) 892-6146 be conducted by Mexican scientists. 1356 Volume 71, No. 9, Novembe r 1990
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society – American Meteorological Society
Published: Sep 1, 1990
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