widest dissemination of scientific information as au- meteorology from the Massachusetts Institute of Tech- thor, teacher, and editor; his mentorship to students at nology in 1966. He then joined the National Center The Florida State University; his participation in the for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado, re- WMO Research Program over several decades; and his maining there until becoming a professor at the Uni- contributions to the ISSX/CAS Working Group. versity of Arizona in 1990. He moved to Georgia Tech Krishnamurti was presented with this honor at an last year. event last fall that took place at The Florida State Dickinson's primary research interests are in cli- University. mate modeling and global change, and he is presently searching for more efficient methods of integrating sat- Francis P. Bretherton and Donald R. Johnson of ellite data into climate models. the University of Wisconsin—Madison, and Peter H. Stone of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology AccuWeather has announced a content agreement were recently elected as Fellows of the American As- with Yahoo! Inc., a leading global Internet communi- sociation for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). cations, commerce, and media company, to provide They will be recognized for their accomplishments comprehensive and timely streaming video weather in the field of atmospheric and hydrospheric sciences informatio n to Yahoo! Weather (http://www. at the Fellows Forum on 17 February 2001 during the yahoo.com). AAAS Annual Meeting in San Francisco, California. "Under this agreement, Yahoo! Weather consum- They will receive a certificate and a blue and gold ro- ers can access AccuWeather's complete streaming sette pin to commemorate their election. weather information," said Joel N. Myers, founder and president of AccuWeather. "Not only can users access Robert E. Dickinson, a professor of atmospheric streaming video that shows local forecasts, national sciences at the Georgia Institute of Technology, re- outlooks, and severe weather reports, but they can view cently began serving as president-elect of the Ameri- unique features on a variety of weather and weather- can Geophysical Union (AGU). He will succeed related topics." Marcia K. McNutt as AGU president after two years. Each day, Yahoo! Weather users can access stream- In his candidate's statement, Dickinson espoused ing video presentations covering more than 100 U.S. the many valuable roles of the AGU, including the en- and Canadian cities, 20 international cities, and numer- couragement of disciplinary and scientific diversity, ous national and regional summaries presented by public and student education, and supporting the pro- AccuWeather expert broadcast meteorologists. The fessional development of nascent scientists. content also includes frequently updated, one-minute Dickinson received a B.A. in chemistry and phys- StormXper t severe weather reports from the ics from Harvard University in 1961 and a Ph.D. in AccuWeather Storm Center; these reports focus on severe weather, including hurricanes, floods, severe thunderstorms, snowstorms, and other storm updates. The streaming content also includes reports on sport- ing events, travel, and recreation. To further enhance the effectiveness of the stream- ing presentations, AccuWeather meteorologists use unique Telestrator capabilities to make it easier for users to visualize, interpret, and understand weather 1169 James D. Simpson 2000 patterns and systems that may affect their areas. 1170 Amy Sweezey 2000 AccuWeather provides a portfolio of products and 1171 Theodore King 2000 services through the airwaves, via the Internet, in print, 1172 Thomas Schrader 2000 and behind the scenes. AccuWeather serves 10,000 1173 Steve Prinzivalli 2000 customers in media, business, government, and insti- 1174 Christopher Brandolino 2000 tutions, and millions more through AccuWeather.com. James O'Brien 2000 AccuWeather also provides content to more than 1000 Internet sites, including CNN Internactive, MSNBC, The Associated Press, The Washington Post, and The New York Times. Vol. 82,, No. 2 , February 2001
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Published: Feb 1, 2001
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