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Chapter Officers:

President: Mr. Ronald L. Holle
Vice President: Mr. Glenn Minuth
Treasurer: Ms. Ann Hollis
Secretary: Mr. William Scheftic

contact us: seacams@atmo.arizona.edu

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SEACAMS is the Southeast Arizona Chapter of the American Meteorological Society, serving greater Tucson and the surrounding areas. Our chapter consists of local meetings held monthly from Fall through Spring hosting professionals from the field of meteorology and related fields. If you are interested in meteorology and want to learn from all our interesting guests please consider becoming a member.


Spring/Summer 2014 Coyote Crier

The most recent edition of the Coyote Crier is available through the NWS Tucson website. This is the spotter newsletter serving southeast Arizona. There are informative articles as well as the spring spotter training schedule on the last page of the Crier. If you haven't attended a spotter training session in a while (more than 3 years), please attend one of the upcoming sessions.

Follow this link to the Coyote Crier page. http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/twc/CoyoteCrier/CoyoteCrier.php/March%202014.pdf

Greg Mollere, Senior Forecaster and Spotter Training Coordinator, NWS Tucson, AZ


Atmospheric Interdisciplinary Research (AIR) 2014
Who: Atmospheric Sciences Department
When: April 10, 11, 2014, 8 am to 5 pm
Where: Rincon Room and South Ballroom, University of Arizona, Student Union

Atmospheric Interdisciplinary Research (AIR) 2014 invites members of SEACAMS to its upcoming seminars and poster presentations on April 10 and 11 on the University of Arizona campus. Talks will be held in the Rincon Room of the Student Center on the 10th and posters will be available on 11th April from 12:30-2:00 pm in the South Ballroom. The schedule for AIR 2014 is located at the following website: http://www.atmo.arizona.edu/index.php?section=grads&id=air&year=current.

The keynote talk for EarthWeek 2014 is from Dr. Marcia Mcnutt.

EarthWeek 2014 website : http://www.earthweek.geo.arizona.edu/?q=about

There will be light refreshments for all the guests during the break. Numerous options for lunch and dinner are available in the Student Union.


Tour of Channel 4, KVOA
Who: Matt Brode
When: Wednesday, May 7, 2014, 5:30 pm
Where: 209 West Elm Street, Tucson

KVOA, Channel 4, weather forecaster Matt Brode invited us to watch a live weather forecast with the evening news program and tour the Channel 4 station. We will meet at the station at 5:30 pm and stay to attend the 6 pm broadcast. We should be able to talk to Matt for a while afterward. KVOA News 4 Tucson is located at 209 West Elm Street, Tucson, Arizona.


La Porte Anomaly
Who: Glenn Minuth
When: Thursday, May 22, 2014
Where: ENRB, Room 253, University of Arizona Campus

Title: "The La Porte Thunderstorm Anomaly" Revisited

Description: The historic reports surrounding "The La Porte Thunderstorm Anomaly" have intrigued the meteorological community for decades. Have the cause(s) been conclusively determined? Is the anomaly still detectable? In more recent years the validity of the alleged anomaly has been questioned by skeptics who suggest other reasons that can explain the phenomenon. The La Porte findings focused scientific interest on the controversial subject of inadvertent weather modification, which generally refers to artificially induced changes in weather occurring over fairly small geographic areas under certain atmospheric conditions. If you are unfamiliar with this anomaly or want a refresher on the original thesis, desire a more recent update, this evening is for you.


Arizona AMS Chapter Meeting
Who: ERAU faculty and University of Wyoming flight scientists
When: Friday, 28 March, 2014, 4:00 - 7:00 pm
Where: Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Academic Complex 1 – Weather Center Room 116, Prescott, AZ

Friday March 28th, 2014 4:00 – 7:00 PM

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Academic Complex 1 – Weather Center Room 116, Prescott, AZ. This will be our meeting point as well as the room for the initial presentation.

"Airborne Atmospheric Research" will be discussed by the ERAU faculty and University of Wyoming flight scientists.

Flight briefing begins 4 PM in the Academic Complex 1 – Weather Center Room 116. Followed by dinner and an additional presentation.


Parking Info During Construction

A parking map is available at http://parking.arizona.edu/pdf/maps/campus.pdf Toward the bottom of the map at 6th and Park, locate a black box labeled 120--that is our building. The hatched area is the "old" parking lot which will be fenced off and unavailable. Consider parking in one of the "green" lots south of 6th St, such as 7167 or 7102. A permit is NOT required after 5 pm.



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