ISSN 1089-7518

Issue 97-05 (No. 82), February 5, 1997


In the ancient Egyptian mythology, there was a primeval diety worshiped as the personification of air. This God of air is known by at least four different names - Amen, Amen-Ra, Amon or Ammon. Later, Greeks identified it with Zeus, Romans with Jupiter.

A brand new online newsletter will debut this month reporting on the cutting edge news and articles concerning the atmospheric science, especially for the Asian region. The cyberletter, whose inaugural issue is to be released on the Web on January 27, 1997, is named, quite fittingly, AMON, the Asian Meteorology Online Newsletter.

As a Web-based international online newsletter, it will deliver meteoroloy related news in Asia to other meteorological communites around the world and promote collaborations among meteorologists/atmospheric scientists in Asian countries. It carries general meteorological news, reports and notices of conferences/workshops, discussions on special topics, and articles/reports. The potential readers of AMON include professional meteorologists/atmospheric scientists, amateur weather enthusiasts, oceanographers and hydrologists around the world, especially those who have great interest in meteorology related activity in Asia. Contribution from readers is welcomed and encouraged. AMON will be published in its homepage at http://rossby.metr.ou.edu/~spark/AMON/.

AMON will be published bi-monthly and it's editor is Dr. Seon Ki Park, a research scientist at the Center for Analysis and Prediction of Storms (CAPS) of the University of Oklahoma at Norman, Oklahoma. Those who cannot access the WWW homepage of AMON but still want to receive this newsletter through e-mail should contact the editor at spark@rossby.metr.ou.edu. Dr. Park is also a member of the editorial board of KASTN.

 |  The Korean-American Science and Technology News, KASTN, is an   |
 |  online newsletter, published weekly. It carries timely news and |
 |  analyses in all fields of science and technology as they relate |
 |  to the general interest of the Korean-American professional     |
 |  community. Social, economic and cultural topics are also        |
 |  addressed. Currently KASTN is read by some 17,000 professionals |
 |  worldwide, especially in North America, East Asia and Western   |
 |  Europe.  Editorial team, all volunteers, are listed in any one  |
 |  of the following KASTN homepages.                               |
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 |  KASTN World Wide Web sites:                                     |
 |     Duke: The original site                                      |
 |        http://www.phy.duke.edu/~myhan/B_KASTN.html               |
 |     Pohang: The mirror site for Asia                             |
 |        http://www-ncsl.postech.ac.kr/~swan/KASTN/                |
 |     Colorado: The KASTN archive                                  |
 |        http://spot.colorado.edu/~hpark/archives/archives.html    |
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 |   KASTN is also available at http://www.koreainterad.com/kastn.  |
 |   html, in the News Section of the KOREA INTER AD homepage.      |
 |   It is built independently by KOREA INTER AD as a courtesy      |
 |   service to KASTN.                                              |
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