announcements Postdoctoral and Senior Research Associateships Mesoscale Meteorology Course for University The National Research Council has announced the Faculty availability of the 1994 Resident, Cooperative, and The University Corporation for Atmospheric Postdoctoral Research Associateship Programs. The Research's Cooperative Program for Operational programs are conducted on behalf of federal agencies Meteorology, Education and Training (COMET) will be or research institutions whose 140 participating re- conducting a course on mesoscale meteorology in search laboratories are located throughout the United Boulder, Colorado, 30 May to 10 June 1994. The States. The programs provide opportunities for Ph.D. COMET course will be held immediately before a scientists and engineers of unusual promise and week-long Unidata workshop. The course and the ability to perform research on problems largely of their workshop are being designed to complement each own choosing yet compatible with the research inter- other, and it is strongly recommended that partici- ests of the sponsoring laboratory. pants in the course also attend the workshop. The COMET course is geared to faculty members Approximately 350 new full-time associateships who intend to develop a new mesoscale meteorology will be awarded on a competitive basis in 1994 for course at the senior or lower graduate school level, to research in chemistry; earth and atmospheric sci- improve an existing mesoscale course, or to add a ences; engineering and applied sciences; biological, mesoscale component to another course. Their uni- health, and behavioral sciences and biotechnology; versities should have an active undergraduate or mathematics; space and planetary sciences; and graduate meteorology program or both that meet AMS physics. Most of the programs are open to both U.S. or NWS minimum requirements (see Bull. Amer. and non-U.S. nationals and to both recent Ph.D. Meteor. Soc., 68,1570 and Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., degree recipients and senior investigators. 74, 1915-1922). Awards are made for one or two years, renewable to a maximum of three years; senior applicants who The course will include a review of mesoscale have held the doctorate at least five years may request processes and how they differ from synoptic-scale a shorter period. Annual stipends for recent Ph.D.s for processes. Topics to be discussed will include mesos- the 1994 program year range from $30,000 to $45,000, cale instability, fronts, jets and jet streaks, topographic depending on the sponsoring laboratory, and will be phenomena, precipitation bands, squall lines, isolated appropriately higher for senior associates. convection, and mesoscale convective complexes. Students will participate in a daily weather briefing Financial support is provided for allowable reloca- emphasizing mesoscale features. Integrated into the tion expenses and for limited professional travel dur- curriculum will be the interpretation of mesoscale ing duration of the award. The host laboratory provides the associate with programmatic assistance including facilities, support services, necessary equipment, and travel necessary for the conduct of the approved research program. Notice to ftutkem Applications submitted directly to the National Re- search Council are accepted on a continuous basis The Bulletin of the American Meteorological throughout the year. Those postmarked no later than Society is moving to electronic prepress produc- 15 April 1994 will be reviewed in June, and those tion beginning with the 75th volume year, Janu- postmarked by 15 August will be reviewed in October. ary 1994. Authors are asked to please submit Initial awards will be announced in April-July and high-resolution prints of any figures to appear in November, followed by awards to alternate candi- their articles. The Bulletin cannot accept slides dates. of film and discourages the submission of laser- For information on specific research opportunities generated proofs. Authors are also encouraged and participating federal laboratories, as well as appli- to send their articles on disk in IBM WordPerfect cation materials, contact the Associate Programs (TJ format. Any questions concerning submission 2094/D3), National Research Council, 2101 Constitu- of articles and figures should be directed to the tion Ave. N.W., Washington, DC 20418; fax: 202-334- production manager or production editor at 617- 227-2425. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society – American Meteorological Society
Published: Jan 1, 1994
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