Vol. 21, No. 6
at the Millennium
10-14 July 2000
Cambridge, England, UK
This major international conference will be held at St.
John's College, Cambridge University to celebrate both
the new century and the 150th birthday of the Royal Meteorological
Society. A particular aim will be to involve the new generation of younger
scientists in the program.
Meteorology is now at the forefront of science. It has provided the
stimulus for new developments in several areas. For example, the study
of chaotic systems began with the problems of weather prediction. At
the same time, advancing knowledge in other sciences has led to new
and exciting changes in the atmospheric sciences. One example is the
newly appreciated two-way interaction between living things and their
environment, including climate.
No less important has been the advance of technology,
which has given new tools and methods of analysis to the atmospheric
sciences, and opened up new questions for scientific study. Developments
in computing, space technology and radar have all played central roles
in developing, and have themselves been advanced by, the modern science
of meteorology. Included in the program will be invited talks on atmospheric
chemistry, biogeochemical linkages between atmosphere and ocean, and
modeling biological interactions.
The conference will explore these interactions, reflecting
on the way in which modern meteorology is contributing to developments
in other sciences and on the way in which atmospheric scientists are
learning from their colleagues in other disciplines. Presentations will
also reflect on the wider implications of these advances for society.
For additional information, contact The Executive Secretary,
Royal Meteorological Society, 104 Oxford Road, Reading RG1 7LL, England,
UK, E-mail: email@example.com;
Tel.: +44 118 956 8500; Fax: +44 118 956 8571.