Election Results

Election results for the 2023 AMS President-Elect (President in 2024) and Council are now in. 

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Richard Clark
AMS President

For 35 years I’ve been a proud member of the AMS. My life, personal and professional, has been enriched by this community with whom I share my passion, and I relish the endearing friendships that I’ve made with so many of its members. Over the years, I’ve chaperoned several hundreds of undergraduate meteorology students to the Annual Meetings. It is satisfying to know that so many have continued on as active members and leaders, giving to this Society as volunteers and, in return, gaining from the historic legacy that they inherit and promising future that they will help forge

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Glossary Term of the Week

Sun Pillar

A halo in the form of a pillar of light extending above or below the sun and usually seen when the sun is low in the sky.

It is explained by reflection by the sides of columnar ice crystals falling with their long axes horizontal. The term light pillar is sometimes used when the source of light is artificial.

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