erations and Logistics, U.S. Transportation Com- new service, MSNBC Weather by Intellicast, is mand at Scott AFB, in 1992. based on the Intellicast on-line weather service. Lewis earned a B.S. in physics from the Univer- MSNB C Weather by Intellicast will offer sity of Arizona in 1971, an M.S. in basic meteorol- Primestar subscribers immediate and accurate lo- ogy training from the University of Utah, and a cal, regional, national, and international weather Ph.D. in meteorology through the Air Force Insti- information. Using the cable remote control, view- tute of Technology in 1979. He also attended the ers can see four-day weather forecasts, radar and Armed Forces Staff College and the Air War College. satellite imagery, and severe weather watches pre- sented in clear graphics. The information will be updated every four minutes around the clock. When Robert E. Dickinson, the service is launched, it will appear on a multi- Regents Professor in the plex of 10 regional weather channels covering the Departmen t of Atmo- United States. NBC also plans to offer a custom- spheri c Sciences, The ized version of the service to cable systems look- Universit y of Arizona, ing for local weather service solutions. receive d the American Geophysica l Union's To produce Intellicast, WSI obtains data fro m a va- Roger Revelle Medal at riety of sources, including weather satellites, ground its fall meeting in San stations, and government sources. The data are ana- Francisco , California. lyzed by WSI's computer systems and staff meteo- rologists, enabling WSI to supply forecasts for major Dickinson was cited for cities worldwide and to pinpoint local or severe weather his "contributions char- events. acterized by both great Robert E. Dickinson breadth and remarkable WSI Corporation is a subsidiary of TASC , Inc., and depth, including the study of future climate change, a wholly owned subsidiary of Primark Corporation. It biometeorolog y and vegetation-climate interac- provides real-time weather information services, prod- tion, upper atmosphere research, polar climates, ucts, and advanced workstations used to analyze, fore- aerosols and biomass burning, the general circula- cast, and disseminate weather data. tion of the atmosphere, the atmosphere of Venus, the climate of the early Earth, and the characteris- tics of spiral galaxies." With the exception of one position, Dickinson has divided his career between two facilities: NCAR and the University of Arizona. That one position was as a research associate at the Massachusetts y \ Institut e of Technology. He began working at NCAR in 1968. He worked in the capacity of sci- entist, head of the Climate Section, and deputy di- rector of the Climate and Global Dynamics Divi- TCLCVKIO H ifflli Of MM . sion (formerly the Atmospheric Analysis and Pre- diction Division). In 1990 he joined the faculty at the University of Arizona. 893 Marcus Lynch Dickinson is the 1997 recipient of AMS's most 894 Roger M. Twigg 1997 prestigious award, the Carl-Gustaf Rossby Medal. 895 Chuck George 1997 896 Keith R. Monahan 1997 WS I Corporation, based in Billerica, Massachu- 897 Mishtu Mukherjee 1997 setts, has expanded its association with the television 898 John Marshall 1997 network NBC from on-line services to cable. By the 899 Robert S. Van Dillen 1997 end of April, 1.7 million subscribers of Primestar will 900 Donald T. Guthrie 1997 receive four-day weather forecasts and satellite imag- 901 Mark L. Bogner 1997 ery in their living rooms. NBC' s new, 24-hour cable and satellite service features WSI's Intellicast. The Vol. 78, No. 5, May 1997
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society – American Meteorological Society
Published: May 1, 1997
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