News Releases

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.

23 January 2017
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.

22 January 2017
AMS Journals Now Open Access After One Year

Move provides quicker access to peer-reviewed scientific research.

9 December 2016
AMS Announces Winners of 2017 Elections

The AMS announces winners of the 2017 elections for AMS president as well as five new council members, based on AMS membership voting.

5 October 2016
AMS Names 2017 Award Winners, Fellows, and Honorary Members

The American Meteorological Society (AMS) today announced its 2017 award winners, Fellows, and Honorary Members, given out each year to recognize outstanding contributions made by individuals or organizations to the atmospheric, oceanic, and hydrologic sciences.

14 June 2016
AMS Journals Cut Production Time While Increasing Their Impact

AMS has made an unprecedented 30% reduction in the time needed to prepare and publish accepted manuscripts to its scientific journals.

18 May 2016
AMS Publications Director Receives Distinguished Service Award

AMS Director of Publications Ken Heideman receives the Distinguished Service Award from the Council of Science Editors.

9 March 2016
Scientists Locate World's Top Lightning Hotspot

New research published by AMS uses satellite data to determine that the world’s top lightning hotspot is in northwest Venezuela, not in Africa’s Congo Basin, as previously thought.

12 January 2016
AMS ELIMINATES AUTHOR CHARGES FOR WEATHER, CLIMATE, AND SOCIETY

The AMS eliminates author charges for its journal Weather, Climate, and Society to encourage more social scientists to submit papers.

21 December 2015
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE SECRETARY PENNY PRITZKER TO SPEAK AT 96TH AMS ANNUAL MEETING

U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker will take part in an informal Town Hall discussion at the 96th AMS Annual Meeting in New Orleans on January 11, 2016. Secretary Pritzker will provide remarks, followed by an armchair conversation with NOAA Administrator Dr. Kathryn Sullivan.

20 November 2015
AMS ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF 2016 ELECTIONS

The American Meteorological Society announces the winners of its 2016 elections for AMS president as well as five new council members, based on AMS membership voting.  

10 November 2015
WITH RISING FLOODWATERS COMES A WARNING TO MOTORISTS

New Study Underscores Danger of Driving Is Greatest in and around Floodwaters.

5 November 2015
New Report Finds Human-Caused Climate Change Increased the Severity of Many Extreme Events in 2014

Today NOAA released the report, “Explaining Extreme Events of 2014 from a Climate Perspective” published by the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, which addresses the natural and human causes of individual extreme events from around the world in 2014, including Antarctica.

1 October 2015
AMS NAMES 2016 AWARD WINNERS

AMS today announced the recipients of their 2016 AMS awards. Each year, AMS honors members of the weather, water, and climate community who have made significant contributions through research, communication, service, and other work in the atmospheric, oceanic, and hydrologic sciences.

24 July 2015
AMS LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE TO BETTER SERVE WEATHER, WATER, AND CLIMATE COMMUNITY

AMS announces the launch of its new website, designed to better inform and serve the atmospheric, oceanic, and hydrologic science community. The site makes it easier for the community to be more active and involved and includes updated content and navigation, along with a brand new overall design.

22 May 2015
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society Article Outlines Twenty-Year Process to Create Meteorological Partnership Between US and Cuba

Few professions in the world benefit from the sharing of information as much as meteorology. Nearly all countries around the world realize the value of sharing meteorological data across their borders. This information collaboration is vital to scientific understanding of the atmosphere and the oceans, as well as essential for accurate forecasts and timely warnings of hurricanes, typhoons, and other severe
weather.

7 January 2015
AMS ANNOUNCES NEW PARTNERSHIPS WITH FELLOW SCIENTIFIC SOCIETIES

The American Meteorological Society (AMS) today announced two new partner agreements with meteorological societies of other countries to promote greater dialogue and collaboration with others working in the atmospheric, oceanic, and hydrologic sciences. The agreements, signed recently with the Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society (CMOS) and the Indian Meteorological Society (IMS), were announced at the 95th AMS Annual Meeting being held this week in Phoenix, Arizona.

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