Editors and Staff Contacts

Chief Editor

Mary M. Cairns – NOAA and FAA, Retired

Assistant Chief Editor

David J. Stensrud - The Pennsylvania State University 

Editorial Support

Melissa Fernau – American Meteorological Society

The Publications Commission and the Scientific and Technological Activities Commission (STAC) jointly developed a mechanism for updating the Glossary of Meteorology through the 36 STAC Boards/Committees (and/or other experts), which represent the expertise necessary to vet proposed changes and create new terms. The three key individuals in the editorial office of the Glossary are the Chief Editor (appointed by the Publications Commission and approved by AMS Council for a 3-year term); the Assistant Chief Editor (the STAC Commissioner); and a Peer-Review Support Coordinator (a member of the AMS staff).

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