WeatherBrains Episode 305 is now online (November 28, 2011). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!
Our Guest WeatherBrain for this episode is Dr. Keith L. Seitter. Dr. Seitter was named Executive Director of the American Meteorological Society in September 2004. He served as Deputy Executive Director of the Society from 1999 to 2004.
Seitter joined the AMS in the early 1990s as Assistant to the Executive Director in the role of leading the Society’s publications department. His primary role was to improve the efficiency of the Society’s journal production process and prepare for the eventual transition of the journals to electronic delivery, at a time when the Internet was just beginning to flourish. Today all nine prestigious AMS journals are available online.
As Deputy Director, Seitter was involved in all aspects of the Society’s programs including moving the many AMS Specialty and Annual Meeting toward electronic submission and dissemination of author’s materials, implementing the recommendations from the 10-Year Vision Study, and continuing working with the publications department.
Before joining the AMS, Seitter was on the faculty at the University of Lowell, now University of Massachusetts at Lowell. He earned his undergraduate degree in meteorology at the Pennsylvania State University and a doctorate in geophysical sciences at the University of Chicago. A native of Marion, OH, Seitter had a postdoctoral appointment at the Air Force Geophysical Laboratory at Hanscom Air Force Base before moving to the University of Lowell.
Seitter is a Fellow of the AMS and Fellow of the Royal Meteorological Society. He is also a member of many other societies and organizations in the sciences and scholarly publishing and serves on a number of advisory boards. He has given numerous invited lectures and published a number of papers in AMS and other scientific and publishing journals.
The AMS, founded in 1919, is the nation’s leading professional society for those involved in the atmospheric and related sciences. With more than 11,000 members, the Society promotes the development and dissemination of information on atmospheric, oceanic, and hydrologic sciences through scientific journals, conferences, and public education programs across the country.
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Our mail bag was fairly light this week, but Kevin still gives us a rundown on your input.
From The Weather Center:
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TWIWH: Bill Murray looks back at the week of November 29th.
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Email addresses for the show:
Keith Seitter – kseitter at ametsoc dot org
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Picks of the Week:
JB Elliott – Gets the Horn
Bill Murray – Bows out early for early flight!
Brian Peters – First Visible Images from NPP Satellite
James Spann – High Resolution Rapid Refresh (HRRR)
The WeatherBrains crew includes your host, James Spann, plus other notable geeks like JB Elliott, Kevin Selle, Bill Murray, and Brian Peters. They bring together a wealth of weather knowledge and experience for another fascinating netcast about weather.