ESRL Global Systems Division
Student Activities in Meteorology
August 31, 1992
We wish to thank the many individuals who helped us prepare the Student Activities in Meteorology. A unique combination of knowledge, time, and effort on the part of many National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Boulder Laboratories' employees enabled us to create the SAM series. We hope that both students and teachers learn as much as we did, and have as much fun doing the activities as we had creating them.
We owe a special note of gratitude to the project coordinators, Barbara McGehan and Rhonda Lange, for their inspiration and guidance.
We also thank and acknowledge the contributions of the following people.
Audrene Brown Betty Close Tom Conway Steve Dent Ed Dlugokencky Wyn Eberhard Wayne Fischer Dick Fritz Chris Grund Seth Gutman Rich Jesuroga Rhonda Lange Raul Lopez Sandy MacDonald Brooks Martner Phil McDonald John Osborn Frank Pratte Josephine Race Bob Rilling Doron Shalvi Mel Shapiro Greg Shaw Lynn Sherretz Dorothy Skinner Ellen Steiner Tony Tafoya Chris Thomas Taniel Uttal Doug van de Kamp Will von Dauster Randy Wasser Audrey Williams
Finally, we would like to acknowledge three students, Melissa Borego, Mariah Carbone, and Jennifer Pierpont, whose comments helped us improve the readability of the technical information presented in the activities.
Beverly L. Meier
August 31, 1993
I owe a debt to many scientist colleagues and teachers who helped me to revise, update, and add to the Students Activities in Meteorology. To those who took time to critique the SAM manual, I thank you for your detailed assessment. Many of your suggestions appear in the current version (Version 2) of SAM.
Once again, scientists from NOAA's Boulder Laboratories have provided not simply information, but an aesthetic enjoyment that accompanies the thrill of discovery and a sense of excitement that emerges from the search for explanations. I sincerely hope that our enthusiasm reaches students who use the SAM series.
In addition to those who contributed to the original SAM activities last summer, and who contributed again this summer, I thank the following people for their knowledge and assistance.
John Ball Robert Battjes Roger Brown Helen Coffey Larry Combs Bill Glover Kathryn Jones Joann Joselyn Matt Kelsch Virginia Lincoln Patrick MacIntosh Bob Munger Tom Schlatter Janet Stellema Christopher Wilson
I would also like to thank two former students and summer employees at the Boulder Laboratories, Scott Geertgens and Tonya Reed.
Finally, to John Osborn, I owe a special note of thanks for his design and layout suggestions, as well as for his patience and support in helping me to meet many deadlines in a short period of time.
Beverly L. Meier
August 29, 1996
This is reprinting of Version 2 - Student Activities in Meteorology. There have been some minor changes to several of the lessons, none of which have changes the impact of the lessons in any way.
We would like to thank Doug van de Kamp of the Forecast Systems Laboratory's Demonstration Division for changes to the Wind Profiler lesson. In addition, thanks to Carol Knight - Boulder Laboratories Outreach Program - for coordination and overseeing the reprinting.
Finally, special thanks go back out to Beverly Meier, a science teacher in the Boulder Valley School District, and one of the originators of SAM, for her work on the changes for this reprinting.
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