AMS Newsroom

Welcome to the AMS Newsroom, a source where media can tap into the latest news in the weather, water, and climate community.

Services for Members of the Media

Sign Up for News Updates

Get the latest news releases and updates from AMS.

Subscribe

Find an Expert

Looking for an expert to talk to in the weather, water, and climate community?

Submit Request

Attend a Meeting

Our meetings provides an excellent opportunity for media with a number of presentations, special programs, and exhibits.

Read More and Register

News

30 August 2017
AMS Announces New Chief Editor

AMS announced that Professor Gary Lackmann of North Carolina State University has been appointed chief editor of Weather and Forecasting.

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.

AMS Blog, The Front Page

16 October 2017
Standing Up for the Integrity of Science
by Keith Seitter, AMS Executive Director In carrying out its mission, AMS provides a broad range of support for the science and services making up the atmospheric and related sciences. As a part of this support, AMS has a long history of being a voice on behalf of science and the scientific method—as do most […]
3 October 2017
Building AMS Community, Maximizing Value of Our Information
by Douglas Hilderbrand, Chair, AMS Board on Enterprise Communication Early August seems forever ago. Hurricanes Maria, Irma, and Harvey were only faint ripples in the atmosphere. The nation was getting increasingly excited for the solar eclipse of 2017; the biggest weather question was where clear skies were expected later in the month. During this brief […]
15 September 2017
Peer Review Week 2017: 4. Shifting Demands of Integrity
For Journal of Hydrometeorology Chief Editor Christa Peters-Lidard, peer review upholds essential standards for a journal. “Maintaining that integrity is very important to me,” she said during an interview at the AMS Publications Commission meeting in Boston, in May. Historically, the burden of integrity has fallen on editors as much as authors and reviewers. The peer […]
15 September 2017
Peer Review Week 2017: 3. Transparency Is Reproducibility
David Kristovich, chief editor of the Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, explains how AMS peer review process, as a somewhat private process, ultimately produces the necessary transparency. Peer review is an unpublished exchange between authors, editors and reviewers. It is meant to assure quality in a journal. At the same time, Kristovich noted that peer review is not just […]
13 September 2017
Peer Review Week 2017: 2. What Makes a Good Review?
At the AMS Annual Meeting panel on Peer Review last January, journal editors Tony Broccoli, Carolyn Reynolds, Walt Robinson, and Jeff Rosenfeld spoke about how authors and reviewers together make good reviews happen: Robinson: If you want good reviews, and by good I mean insightful and constructive and that are going to help you make […]