News Releases

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.

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.

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.

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.

8 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.

22 January 2017
AMS Journals Now Open Access After One Year

Move provides quicker access to peer-reviewed scientific research.

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.

24 January 2017
Lockheed Martin to be AMS Corporate Patron

AMS announces that Lockheed Martin Corporation will be a Corporate Patron for 2017.

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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

2 August 2017

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.

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.

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.

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.  

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

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