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News From Our Chapters Cape Canaveral Base NCO Club. Guest speaker James W. Purdom, The 24 January meeting was held at the Patrick Air research meteorologist with the Regional Analysis Force Base NCO Club. Speaker Bill Highlands, proj- and Mesoscale Meteorology Branch of NESDIS in ect director, Atmospheric Research Systems, Inc. Fort Collins, Colorado, discussed the advantages and (ARSI) of Balm Bay, Florida, discussed the character- limitations of satellite observations and presented istics of a new national Lightning Positioning and excellent slides of convective initiation over the Florida Tracking System (LPATS) network, the LPATS Na- peninsula. He also presented examples of cloud- tional Network (LN2), which is nearing completion. tracked winds from GOES over the region of the The network installed by ARSI around the nation uses northern Illinois killer tornadoes of August 1990 and time-of-arrival based technology to provide real-time discussed prospects for a NO-GOES scenario and the lightning detection capability to a variety of users. viewpoint from polar-orbiting imagery. Highlands also discussed the various features of the Nominations for 1991 -9 2 Officers were accepted. Video Information System (VIS) software used for manipulation and application of LN2 data. Central North Carolina The 21 February meeting was held at the Patrick Air 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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10.1175/1520-0477-72.6.856
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Cape Canaveral Base NCO Club. Guest speaker James W. Purdom, The 24 January meeting was held at the Patrick Air research meteorologist with the Regional Analysis Force Base NCO Club. Speaker Bill Highlands, proj- and Mesoscale Meteorology Branch of NESDIS in ect director, Atmospheric Research Systems, Inc. Fort Collins, Colorado, discussed the advantages and (ARSI) of Balm Bay, Florida, discussed the character- limitations of satellite observations and presented istics of a new national Lightning Positioning and excellent slides of convective initiation over the Florida Tracking System (LPATS) network, the LPATS Na- peninsula. He also presented examples of cloud- tional Network (LN2), which is nearing completion. tracked winds from GOES over the region of the The network installed by ARSI around the nation uses northern Illinois killer tornadoes of August 1990 and time-of-arrival based technology to provide real-time discussed prospects for a NO-GOES scenario and the lightning detection capability to a variety of users. viewpoint from polar-orbiting imagery. Highlands also discussed the various features of the Nominations for 1991 -9 2 Officers were accepted. Video Information System (VIS) software used for manipulation and application of LN2 data. Central North Carolina The 21 February meeting was held at the Patrick Air

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Published: Jun 1, 1991

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