The meteorological society had its 84th
annual meeting Jan. 11-15 in Seattle, Wash., where a daylong session
was devoted to Changnon's work. Nine scientists presented talks on
scientific achievements and various aspects of his work, and
Changnon reviewed the status of applied climatology.
Among the speakers at the special
symposium were Joe Schaefer, director, Severe Storms Prediction
Center; Kelly Redmond, senior climatologist, Desert Research
Institute; David Changnon, professor of geography, Northern Illinois
University; Michael Glantz, head, Environmental-Societal Programs,
National Center for Atmospheric Research; and Richard Dirks,
director of research, National Center for Atmospheric Research.
A reception and dinner followed.
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A luncheon in Changnon's honor earlier
in the day featured four speakers: Tom Karl, director, National
Climatic Data Center; Greg Johnson, head, Applied Climate Committee;
Ken Kunkel, head, Atmospheric Sciences Section, ISWS; and Nolan
Doeskin, state climatologist, Colorado State University.
Meteorological Society promotes the development and dissemination of
information and education on the atmospheric and related oceanic and
hydrologic sciences and the advancement of their professional
applications. Founded in 1919, the society has a membership of more
than 11,000 professionals, professors, students and weather
State Water Survey news release]