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News items displayed here provide a sampling of how developments and topics in meteorology and related fields are being covered in the mainstream media. This is not intended to be a comprehensive listing.

7 August 2017
Associate Director of AMS Education Program to Retire

AMS announces that after 22 years of service to the Education Department, Robert Weinbeck is retiring in August 2017.

2 August 2017
AMS ANNOUNCES NEW PARTNERSHIP FOR K-12 EDUCATOR COURSES

AMS today announced that starting with the summer 2017 semester, AMS will begin a new partnership with California University of Pennsylvania (Cal U) to provide graduate-level credits to K-12 teachers who participate in one of AMS’s courses, allowing these teachers to become science leaders in their schools and in their communities.

27 June 2017
Dr. Richard Alley to be Keynote Speaker at 98th AMS Annual Meeting

AMS is excited to announce that the keynote speaker for the upcoming 98th Annual Meeting will be renowned glaciologist and climate scientist Richard Alley, who serves as the Evan Pugh Professor of Geosciences at Penn State University.

5 May 2017
AMS President Appointed UCLA Vice Chancellor for Research

Roger Wakimoto, AMS president-elect (acting president), has been appointed the UCLA vice chancellor for research.

21 April 2017
Collective Global Climate Statement Released for Earth Day

An international coalition of 33 meteorological and climate societies and institutions have released a Collective Global Climate Statement to coincide with Earth Day on April 22, which this year is focused on environmental and climate literacy.

20 April 2017
AMS Releases New Flash Flood Statement

AMS issued a new statement today advising on the role of science and communication in reducing loss of life in flash flooding situations. Accurate modeling and forecasting of flash floods combined with effective communication of warnings to the public offer the best hope for mitigating this perennial hazard.

1 February 2017
Amicus Groups File Brief to Protect Climate Scientists

The Climate Science Legal Defense Fund has asked the District of Columbia federal District Court to safeguard roughly 8,000 pages of privileged correspondence between nine climate scientists.

25 January 2017
AMS Announces New Journal Co-Chief Editor

The American Meteorological Society (AMS) announced that Professor Timothy DelSole of George Mason University has been appointed co-chief editor of the Journal of Climate (JCLI).

24 January 2017
AMS Reaffirms Freedom of Scientific Expression

The AMS readopted its official statement on "Freedom of Scientific Expression" during its Annual Meeting this week in Seattle.

24 January 2017
Lockheed Martin to be AMS Corporate Patron

AMS announces that Lockheed Martin Corporation will be a Corporate Patron for 2017.

AMS Blog, The Front Page

30 June 2017
Improving Tropical Cyclone Forecasts
Tropical cyclones are usually associated with bad news, but a long-term study about these storms now posted online for publication in BAMS has some good news–about the forecasts, at least. The authors, a Japanese group lead by Munehiko Yamaguchi, studied operational global numerical model forecasts of tropical cyclones since 1991. Their finding: the model forecasts of […]
20 June 2017
Whose Flood Is It, Anyway?
When water-laden air lifts up the eastern slope of the Rockies, enormous thunderstorms and catastrophic flooding can develop. Americans may remember well the sudden, deadly inundation of Boulder, Colorado, in September 2013. For Canadians, however, the big flood that year was in Alberta. Four years ago this week, 19-23 June 2013, a channel of moist air jetted […]
16 June 2017
Cruising the Ocean’s Surface Microlayer
Oceans are deep, and they are integral to the climate system. But the exchanges between ocean and atmosphere that preoccupy many scientists are not in the depths but instead in the shallowest of shallow layers. A lot happens in the topmost millimeter of the ocean, a film of liquid called the “sea-surface microlayer that is, […]
2 June 2017
Withdrawal from the Paris Agreement Flouts the Climate Risks
by Keith Seitter, AMS Executive Director President Trump’s speech announcing the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement emphasizes his assessment of the domestic economic risks of making commitments to climate action. In doing so the President plainly ignores so many other components of the risk calculus that went into the treaty in the first place. […]
1 June 2017
Atlantic Hurricane Season Begins
The 2017 Atlantic hurricane season has begun. If they haven’t already, people who could be affected by tropical storms and hurricanes should prepare now for the six-month season, which ends November 30 and encompasses the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea, and Gulf of Mexico. Here’s what you need to know. Follow the links for more detailed information: What’s […]