Minutes of the May 18, 2009 Meeting
Smoky Mountain AMS Chapter


Everyone met first for dinner at Calhouns on the River in Knoxville. The meeting then commenced in Room 160 of the Plant Biotech Building on the Ag campus of the University of Tennessee. The speaker was Grant Goodge (retired from the National Climatic Data Center) who spoke about "Wind".

The presentation examined the history of wind estimates, measurements, and some of the common instruments used to populate the nation's climatological data bases. Discussion were given about the nature of windflow and resulting damage, as well as the beneficial uses of wind and wind data.


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