Worl d Meteorological Organization Annual Re- Th e Role of the World Meteorological Organiza- por t 1990 (1991 , 66 pp., $27.00, paperbound, WMO tio n in th e Internationa l Decade fo r Natural Disas- No. 746, ISBN 92-63-10746-7). Nineteen-ninety ter Reduction (1990, 32 pp., $13.00, paperbound, marked the 40th anniversary of the WM O as well as WM O 745, ISBN 92-63-10745-9).This booklet defines significant political and socio-economic changes that "natural disasters" and outlines the role of the WM O in were inevitably linked to developments in a number of managing the increasing burden of natural disaster WM O program areas. This report highlights these around the world. Th e book looks at disaster manage- programs and other issues of worldwide concern. ment and the role of computer models in natural disaster reduction. The booklet also touches on the Commissio n for Aeronautical Meteorology: aims of the United Nations International Decade for Abridge d Final Report of th e Nint h Sessio n (1991, Natural Disaster Reduction, as well as programs that 139 pp., $41.00, paperbound, WMO No. 752, ISBN are involved in the long-term activities of the WMO 92-63-10752-1). The ninth session of the commission toward natural disaster reduction. Special initiatives for Aeronautical Meteorology was held at the ICAO by the WM O are also discussed. headquarters 5-2 8 September 1990. Part of the ses- sion was held conjointly with ICAO communications/ Regiona l Associatio n III (Sout h America ) Abridge d meteorology/operations divisional meeting. This re- Final Report o n th e Tent h Sessio n (1989,120 pp., port presents a general summary of the work of the $26.00, paperbound, WM O 728, ISBN 92-63-10728- session and recommendations made by the Commis- 9). This book summarizes the work of the tenth sion for Aeronautical Meteorology. session of the WM O held in Quito, Ecuador, between 18 an d 27 October 1989. Together with their annexes, the resolutions adopted by the session are also pre- sented. Postdoctoral Positions Regiona l Associatio n VI (Europe ) Abridge d Final Applications of Parallel Computing Repor t o n th e Tent h Sessio n (1990,72 pp., $20.00, to Climate Modeling paperbound, WMO 736, ISBN 92-63-10736-X). This book summarizes the work of the tenth session of the Mathematics and Computer Science Division WM O held in Sofia, Bulgaria, between 8 and 15 May Argonne National Laboratory 1990. Together with their annexes, the resolutions adopted by the session are also presented. The Mathematics and Computer Science (MCS) Divi- sion at Argonne National Laboratory has three positions for postdoctoral researchers interested in the development of Guid e to Moored Buoys and Other Ocean Data methods and algorithms for climate models on high-perfor- Acquisitio n Systems (1990, 57 pp., $20.00, paper- mance parallel computers. Applicants must have earned (or bound, WM O 750, ISBN 92-63-10750-5). Among the be about to earn) a Ph. D. in meteorology, computer science, various marine observing system components, moored applied mathematics, or a related field and have experience in parallel computing and/or global geophysical modeling. ocean buoys offer perhaps the only means of obtain- The appointment will be for one year (renewable). ing real-time, frequent, accurate, long-term observa- The MCS Division has strong research programs in tions of meteorological and oceanographic variables applied mathematics, computer science, and scientific com- from a fixed deep-water location. The recognizing of puting, with an emphasis on parallel architectures. It has the value of moored ocean data buoys has resulted in access to excellent computing facilities, including the 528- processor Intel Touchstone DELTA supercomputer. the publication of Guide to Moored Buoys. This guide Applications must be addressed to Nancy Griparis, Box gives a historical overview of moored buoys; a discus- MCS-POSTDOC-410, Employment and Placement, sion of moored buoys; other ODAS are discussed; Argonne National Laboratory, 9700 S. Cass Avenue, data management is discussed; and annexes are Argonne, IL 60439, and must include a resume, a statement presented. • of research interest, and the names and addresses of three references. For further information, contact Dr. Ian Foster (708-252-4619; foster@ mcs.anl.gov). Argonne is an affirmative action/equal opportunity em- ployer. Vol . 73, No. 1, January 1992
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society – American Meteorological Society
Published: Jan 1, 1992
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