News Releases

13 March 2013
New and backlist AMS books and monographs to be available via Springer.com and SpringerLink

The American Meteorological Society (AMS) is partnering with Springer to enable the electronic distribution of dozens of AMS’s books and monographs, including out-of-print legacy titles that will be made available through print-on-demand (POD) as well.

1 July 2013
Updates to the CBM Application Procedures Effective 1 July 2013

The AMS Board on Broadcast Meteorology is announcing an update to the on-air portion of the CBM application. If you or a colleague is considering applying for the CBM, these changes will apply. Please note, this is only a change to the video submission requirements; there are no changes to the educational requirements for the CBM program, or will there be any changes to the closed-book testing process.

24 October 2013
American Meteorological Society and Second Nature Announce 3rd Annual AMS Climate Studies Course Implementation Workshop for MSI Faculty

As part of its Climate Studies Diversity Project, the American Meteorological Society (AMS) is partnering with Second Nature, the supporting organization of the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC), to introduce the AMS Climate Studies course at 100 minority-serving institutions (MSIs) over a five-year period.

20 November 2013
Financial Decision Makers Need Weather and Climate Information to Manage Risks

WASHINGTON - Maximizing returns on financial investments depends on accurately understanding and effectively accounting for weather and climate risks, according to a new study by the American Meteorological Society (AMS) Policy Program.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

10 November 2015
WITH RISING FLOODWATERS COMES A WARNING TO MOTORISTS

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

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.  

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.

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.

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