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Royal Meteorological Society
THE ROYAL METEOROLOGICAL Society is a British charity whose mission is to “continue to be a world-leading professional and learned society in the field of meteorology. It will encourage and facilitate collaboration with organizations that are active in Earth Systems Sciences. It will serve its professional and amateur members and the wider community by undertaking activities that support the advancement of meteorological science, its applications and its understanding.” A Council and its committees are responsible for running the society, within the constraints of the Royal Charter. The Council comprises a total of 21 officers and ordinary members of council elected at the annual general meeting. The president, elected for a two-year term, is supported by a vice-president for Scotland and three other vice-presidents, the treasurer, general secretary, four journal editors, four main committee chairmen and Ordinary Members of Council. The Council convenes five times a year to consider applications for ...