MARTIN, Tenn., Sept. 22, 2014 – 75 YEARS OF MONITORING THE WEATHER – The UT Martin Department of Agriculture, Geosciences, and Natural Resources was recently recognized for 75 years of service to the National Weather Service Cooperative Observer Program. Program volunteers take daily weather observations and send these observations to the National Weather Service and the National Climate Data Center. The Coop site is also the official climate site for Martin. Coop representatives were on campus Sept. 18 when they spoke to a synoptic meteorology class and later presented a plaque recognizing the 75 years of service. Pictured are Dr. Chris Karmosky, assistant professor of meteorology; Dr. Joey Mehlhorn, chair, Department of Agriculture, Geosciences, and Natural Resources; Dr. Todd Winters, dean, College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences; Jim Belles, meteorologist-in-charge, Memphis National Weather Service Weather Forecast Office; Dr. Mark Simpson, professor of geography; and Zwemer Ingram, data acquisition program manager, Memphis National Weather Service Weather Forecast Office. Not pictured is Zach Maye, meteorological intern with the Memphis forecast office, who spoke to the UT Martin class about El Nino and the Southern Oscillation and also provided the current forecast for the upcoming winter season.