News Releases

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.

6 January 2015
AMS ANNOUNCES NEW AWARD IN HYDROLOGIC SCIENCES

The American Meteorological Society (AMS) today announced the creation of a new award honoring scientific research in the field of hydrologic sciences to more closely connect its work in atmospheric sciences with related oceanic and hydrologic sciences. The announcement was made at the 95th AMS Annual Meeting being held this week in Phoenix, Arizona.

3 October 2014
AMS NAMES 2015 FELLOWS

OCTOBER 3, 2014 – BOSTON, MA – The American Meteorological Society (AMS) today named 28 of its members to the prestigious rank of AMS Fellow. The new Fellows are researchers, administrators, journalists, broadcasters, and others from across the water, weather, and climate community in the United States, Europe, Asia, and Australia.

17 July 2014
Climate data from air, land, sea and ice in 2013 reflect trends of a warming planet [NOAA Press Release]

In 2013, the vast majority of worldwide climate indicators—greenhouse gases, sea levels, global temperatures, etc.—continued to reflect trends of a warmer planet, according to the indicators assessed in the State of the Climate in 2013 report, released online today by the American Meteorological Society.

19 May 2014
American Meteorological Society holds 3rd Annual Climate Studies Diversity Project Workshop

Silver Spring, MD – The American Meteorological Society’s (AMS) Education Program and Second Nature welcome 23 professors and instructors of minority-serving institutions (MSIs) from across the country for a week-long workshop focused on climate change and sustainability related topics. Participants will hear presentations from highly regarded climate scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Pennsylvania State University, and NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.

29 April 2014
A RISK MANAGEMENT FRAMEWORK IMPROVES THE RESILIENCE OF HEALTHCARE FACILITIES AND SERVICES TO HIGH-IMPACT WEATHER

WASHINGTON — April 29, 2014 - According to a new study by the American Meteorological Society (AMS) Policy Program, a risk management framework can improve the resilience of healthcare facilities and services to high-impact weather such as tornadoes and hurricanes. The report is based on a recent AMS Policy Program workshop, A Prescription for the 21st Century: Improving Resilience to High-Impact Weather for Healthcare Facilities and Services, held in Washington, DC in October 2013.

19 March 2014
NEW STUDY SHOWS TV METEOROLOGISTS CAN TEACH VIEWERS ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE

BOSTON, MA – A new article published in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society (BAMS) showed that television station WLTX in Columbia, South Carolina, improved viewers’ understanding of climate change and its local impact by airing special segments during news broadcasts.

17 December 2013
94th AMS Annual Meeting Highlights and Opportunities for Media

Boston, MA – The American Meteorological Society’s (AMS) 94th Annual Meeting is fast approaching with events running from February 2 – 6, 2014, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia.