Editors and Staff Contacts

Chief Editor

Mary M. Cairns – Retired

Assistant Chief Editor

Ward Seguin – Riverside Technology, inc.

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, Ms. Mary M. Cairns (appointed 2013 by the Publications Commission and approved by AMS Council for a 3-year term); the Assistant Chief Editor, Dr. Ward Seguin (the STAC Commissioner); and a Peer-Review Support Coordinator, Melissa Fernau (a member of the AMS staff).

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