announcements For a thorough explanation of NCEP operations, NMC Restructures see the paper "The National Centers for Environmen- To encompass a broader spectrum of air-land-sea tal Prediction: Operational Climate, Ocean, and research, modeling, and prediction, the National Me- Weather Prediction for the 21st Century," written by teorological Center (NMC) has restructured its mis- Ronald D. McPherson, director of the NMC (Bull. sion statement and evolved into the National Centers Amer. Meteor. Soc., 75, 363-373). for Environmental Prediction (NCEP). The change was official on 1 October 1994. The NCEP comprises eight components: six ser- 1995 Meteorological Calendar vice-oriented centers and two central support centers. Twelve weather-inspired photographs taken at vari- The six service centers are the Storm Prediction ous locations worldwide have been collected and Center, Hydrometeorological Prediction Center, Avia- presented in the 1995 Meteorological Calendar. The tion Weather Center, Tropical Prediction Center and calendar, produced by the Royal Meteorological Soci- National Hurricane Center, Marine Prediction Center, ety in conjunction with the U.K. Meteorological Office, and Climate Prediction Center. Each will focus on an contains color photographs of weather events, such aspect of operational environmental prediction, as as several different cloud types at sunrise and sunset, implied by each respective center's name. storms, and frost deposits. Each month a different photograph is presented along with the times of sun- The central support centers include the Central rise and sunset over London and dates for the new and Operations Organization and the Environmental Mod- full moon. A brief description of each respective month's eling Center (EMC). The Central Operations Center historical weather events and temperatures is also will coordinate, integrate, and support activities through- included. The 1995 calendar, ideal for an office or out each center, and the EMC will focus on model study wall, is available from the Executive Secretary, research and development. Royal Meteorological Society, 104 Oxford Rd., Read- ing, Berks RG1 7LJ United Kingdom. The price is $11.00 each, $40.00 for 5, $75.00 for 10, post free (surface mail). University Corporation For Atmospheric Research 1995 Postdoctoral Program in Ocean Modeling Under sponsorship of the National Science Foundation and the Office of Naval Research, UCAR and the ocean sciences community are offering a postdoctoral program whose purpose is to help create the next generation of broadly trained ocean modelers. The program stresses training as well as research. Modeling is recognized by the oceanographic community as a key to understanding ocean circulation, the exchange and feedback between the ocean and the atmosphere, including ice covered regions, interactions along the coastal/shelf boundaries , the biological and chemical features o f the ocean, and their linkage through the complete spectrum of time- Radio Seals of Approval and space scales within an entire global system. The sponsors and the steering committee (Listed by Certificate Number) are particularly interested in making appointments to: • Fluid dynamicists, applied mathematicians, physicists, and meteorologists as well as biological, chemical, and physical oceanographers who wish to pursue dynamical modeling of the ocean. A. Jillene Wahl 14 8 199 4 • Physical ocean modelers who wish to pursue models that incorporate the chemistry and biology of the oceans. Kevin L. Orpurt 199 4 14 9 • Scientists interested in developing fully interactive ocean/atmosphere models. The UCA R program offers visiting research appointments of one year, renewable for a second year. UCAR strongly encourages applications from wome n and minorities. • Prospective postdoctoral fellows should apply by sending a resume, a two-page statement of experience, a two-page statement of research interests, and the names and Television Seals of Approval addresses of four professional references. (Listed by Certificate Number) • Prospective host scientists are encouraged to send a letter of intent describing the research activities and project areas that they would recommend for the postdoctoral fellow. Included in this letter should be a description of current and pending funding. 80 4 Warren J. Madden 1994 Applications and reference letters must be submitted to UCAR by 15 January 1995. 80 5 Stephen J. Svercl 1994 Appointments will be announced in the early spring. Send proposals to Meg Austin, Manager, Visiting Scientist Programs, P.O. Box 3000, Boulder CO 80307-3000. For 80 6 Robert James Teske 1994 additiona l information, call the office at 303-497-8649 or send e-mail to 80 7 Michael L. Kjar 1994 firstname.lastname@example.org (INTERNET). The Divisions of Ocean Sciences and Polar Programs of NSF, and the Ocean Science Directorate of the Office of Naval Research sponsor the program. UCAR is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. 5P5SPIB Vol. 75, No. 10, October 1994
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Published: Oct 1, 1994
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