speech James L. Rasmussen Director, World Weather Watch Department, World Meteorological Organization 1. Introduction • Followed by a survey of "unfinished business" and some things that the WMO and its member states It is a great pleasure for me to have been asked by are doing about it; Bill Bonner to be your luncheon speaker today. The • And, fourth and finally, a discussion on "emerging American Meteorological Society means so much to opportunities." meteorologists, hydrologists, space scientists, clima- tologists, and others too numerous to mention through- out the world, and the opportunity to speak from an 2. History and justification of the international viewpoint is especially meaningful. World Weather Watch My topic is the "World Weather Watch—A View of the Future," and, as you might guess, my main prob- In these times of enormous international change lem in preparing this talk has been to limit the subjects and uncertainty, it is sometimes helpful to look back at to a few main points like all after-lunch speakers what lies behind some of the institutional arrange- should do. The World Weather Watch is an infrastruc- ments and structures that we enjoy today. In meteorol- ture—the backbone, so to speak—of international
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society – American Meteorological Society
Published: Apr 1, 1992
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