NWS Upton Open House

Sunday, August 7 NWS Open House at Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY

This year’s NWS Open House theme is Hurricane Preparations.

Sunday – August 7, 2011 from 9 – 10 am (For AMS Members & Guests)

Topic: Extraordinary weather combines with modern sailplanes to produce extreme flights

Speaker: Prof. Emeritus Dr. Edward (Ward) Hindman, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Department, The City College of the City University of New York, USA


Abstract:  Modern sailplanes (gliders) are made of carbon-fiber materials and have the most advanced aerodynamic features enabling them to glide in still air about 60 miles and loose only one mile of altitude; a 60-to-1 glide ratio.  When this performance is coupled with extraordinary meteorological conditions that happen occasionally in the Appalachian Mountains (producing strong ridge and thermal lift) and the Andes of Argentina (producing extensive lee-wave lift), 1,000 km to over 2,000 km flights have been made without an engine!  These flights were made by skilled and knowledgeable pilots in conditions forecasted by current numerical weather prediction models.  The forecasts and resulting flights will be presented and discussed.


You will not be admitted to the lab for the AMS meeting unless you register to attend. To register for the AMS meeting, call 914-777-1729 or e-mail mkramer@weathermarkpro.com with “AMS Meeting” as the subject.  Provide your name and telephone number.

AMS volunteers are wanted to answer questions on hurricanes, meteorology, educational opportunities as well as careers in meteorology from 10 am to 3:30 pm (or part time).  Volunteers who assist NWS and man the AMS table will be entitled to a free tee shirt and lunch.  Please e-mail or call in your name and times available, shirt size and if you are staying for lunch to 914-777-1729 or e-mail mkramer@weathermarkpro.com.  The NWS needs the information by 7/31/11.  No registration is needed to attend the open house or arrive after 10 am.  Regardless of the time you can attend, please let us know if you can help NWS/AMS.


This announcement  and the announcement of:

The First International Workshop on Climate Informatics

Friday, August 26, 2011 | 9:00 AM – 6:15 PM
The New York Academy of Sciences

Presented by the Center for Computational Learning Systems, Columbia University, LDEO/GISS Climate Center, Information Science and Technology Center at Los Alamos National Laboratory and
The New York Academy of Sciences.


are attached.


If you are not convinced to attend, please read the Top 10 Reasons to attend the NWS Open House this year.


Mark Kramer, Chair

New York City/Long Island Chapter of the AMS

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