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4 August 2020
Isaias’ Forecasted Rains, Evaluated Through the New ERM Perspective
Tropical Storm Isaias is soaking the Mid-Atlantic states with what is expected to be three times as much rain as is typical for the area. Today’s heaviest tropical showers could trigger potentially deadly flash floods. The projection is the finding of a new Intuitive Metric for Deadly Tropical Cyclone Rains, which we blogged about on The Front […]
31 July 2020
When UAS Flock Together
All the research ships and aircraft of atmospheric science may never be able to gather in one place for testing. But small, portable unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) are another matter. An international vanguard of scientists developing these atmospheric observing capabilities is finding that it is really helpful to get together to pool their insights—and devices—to accelerate each other’s progress. Together, their […]
23 July 2020
Saildrone’s Science at the Air–Sea Interface
  You’ve heard of drones in the air, but how about on the ocean’s surface? Enter Saildrone: A new wind and solar powered ocean-observing platform that carries a sophisticated suite of scientific sensors to observe air–sea fluxes. Looking like a large windsurfer without the surfer, the sailing drone glides autonomously at 2–8 kts. along the […]
17 July 2020
With Climate Change, the Interior West’s Ski Season is on a Downhill Run
The Thanksgiving holiday weekend has long been heralded as the start of the Western United States winter ski season. But new research using regional climate models sees Thanksgiving skiing going cold turkey. As climate change ramps up into the mid twenty-first century, we can expect shorter ski seasons from the Southwest to the northern Rockies. This […]
7 July 2020
“LASSO” It for Science
Observations and models–that’s often an uneasy relationship. It’s not always easy to find the common ground needed to turn observations into model input and then models themselves into physically realistic output consistent with those observations. DOE’s Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) program is trying to pull observing and modeling—ranging over vast time and space scales—tighter together, into effective bundles of […]

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Hurricane Preparedness During the COVID-19 Pandemic

(Adopted by the AMS Council on 30 July 2020)

Special Statement on Racism and Inequity

The recent killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery, and subsequent protests highlight the racism and inequities in this country, in particular anti-Blackness. For AMS members of color, these events highlight the marginalization and exacerbate the fear and frustration they live with each day based solely on the color of their skin.

Tornado Sheltering Guidelines during the COVID-19 Pandemic

(Adopted by the AMS Council on 9 April 2020)

9 December 2019
New Research Examines Climate Change's Role in 2018 Extreme Weather Events

AMS released the eighth edition of the report, Explaining Extreme Events in 2018 from a Climate Perspective, featuring the research of 121 scientists from 13 countries looking at both historical observations and model simulations to determine whether and by how much climate change may have influenced particular extreme events.

12 August 2019
Annual State of the Climate Report Released Showing Effects of Planet's Warming Across Multitudes of Key Indicators

A new State of the Climate report released today by AMS confirms that 2018 was one of the hottest years on record.

31 January 2019
AMS ANNOUNCES NEW PUBLICATIONS COMMISSIONER

AMS announces that Professor Anthony J. Broccoli of Rutgers University has been appointed Publications Commissioner, effective January 6, 2019.

10 December 2018
HEATWAVES, DROUGHTS AND FLOODS AMONG RECENT WEATHER EXTREMES LINKED TO CLIMATE CHANGE

New Studies Reveal Clear Ties between Today's Extremes and Human Causes

1 May 2018
AMS ANNOUNCES NEW CHIEF EDITOR FOR GLOSSARY OF METEOROLOGY

AMS announced that Dr. Ward R. Seguin has been appointed chief editor of the Glossary of Meteorology, effective January 1, 2018.

1 March 2018
AMS ANNOUNCES NEW CHIEF EDITOR FOR JOURNAL

AMS announced that Dr. Henry P. Huntington of Huntington Consulting, in Eagle River, Alaska, has been appointed chief editor of the AMS journal Weather, Climate, and Society (WCAS).

23 February 2018
AMS ANNOUNCES NEW PROGRAM TO BUILD EARLY CAREER SCIENCE LEADERS

AMS announced today the launch of a new program, Early Career Leadership Academy (ECLA), which seeks to build and sustain a diverse network of early careers leaders across the weather, water, and climate science community

9 January 2018
AMS Publications Partners with Kudos

The American Meteorological Society (AMS) announced that it has signed a multiyear contract with Kudos, the award-winning service for maximizing the reach and impact of research publications.

13 December 2017
Human Influence on Climate Led to Several Major Weather Extremes in 2016

Global heat, regional heat, and marine heat records were not possible without human-caused climate change

16 November 2017
AMS Announces Winners of 2018 Election

The American Meteorological Society (AMS) announced the winners of its 2018 elections for AMS president-elect as well as five new Council members, based on AMS membership voting.