News and Announcements

AMS Journals Now Open Access After One Year

Move provides quicker access to peer-reviewed scientific research.

AMS Announces New BAMS Digital Edition

This new release of BAMS Digital Edition provides an improved viewing experience whether you’re on a PC or mobile device.

AMS Announces New Journal Co-Chief Editor

AMS is pleased to announce that Professor Timothy DelSole of George Mason University has been appointed co-chief editor of the Journal of Climate (JCLI).


The Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society's (BAMS) peer-reviewed articles and Early Online Releases are available through Journals Online and are open to all.

The BAMS Digital Edition and iOS App, which include the entire magazine, are available to all individual AMS members.

About BAMS


All AMS journal articles — including Early Online Releases (EORs)— are citeable and searchable by all.  

Abstracts, full articles published over one year ago, and articles chosen by their authors to be Open Choice are also available to all. Access to full article EORs and published articles from the most recent two years is restricted to subscribers. 

About Journals


AMS Books grew out of a monograph publishing program related to the peer-reviewed journals published by the AMS and now encompasses a series of meteorological and historical monographs that reaches back five decades as well as a growing list of academic, policy, and general-interest books related to the atmospheric sciences.



AMS Glossary of Meteorology

Forty-one years ago, the AMS published the Glossary of Meteorology. Containing 7900 terms, more than 10,000 copies have been sold over four decades through five printings.This is the electronic version of the second edition of the Glossary with more than 12,000 terms. Along with the print version it should be the authoritative source for definitions of meteorological terms for many years to come.

View recently added or edited terms in the Glossary:

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