The next meeting of the Puget Sound Chapter of the AMS will be Wednesday November 2 at 6:30 PM.

UW Atmospheric Sciences grad student Luke Madaus will be giving a talk: "Introduction to New Polarimetric Products from the Updated National Weather Service Radars."

As many of you know, the National Weather Service is in the process of upgrading all of its radars to dual-polarization, and in fact Washington State will be the first state to become entirely dual-pol! The new Langley Hill radar, as well as the Portland, Camano, and Pendleton radars, have already been converted. Dual polarization allows a whole collection of new radar products, including identification of precipitation type, correlation information, differential phase and others. In this talk you will learn the basics of dual-pol technology and products, and how to interpret the new imagery.

We will have our annual election and, of course, refreshments!

The meeting will be held at Seattle Library's NE branch located at 6801 35th Avenue NE--just a few miles north of the UW. Lots of street parking and no gate hassles.

Local Chapter Officers for 2010-2011:
President: Cliff Mass, UW Atmospheric Sciences
Vice President: Kirby Cook, NWS Forecast Office
Secretary/Treasurer: Jordan Sutton, Cascade Climatology Consulting

To be placed on the email list for meetings, please contact Neal Johnson

University of Washington Department of Atmospheric Sciences

American Meteorological Society

National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)