Mid-July 2015 AMS Soundings

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Spotlight: State of the Climate

2014 State of Climate CoverThe 2014 State of the Climate is now available online. An international, peer-reviewed publication, State of the Climate is the authoritative summary of the global climate of the previous year and is published annually in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society (BAMS).

What's New

The most recent Thompson ISI Impact Factor® rankings have been released.  Weather, Climate, and Society, the newest AMS journal, has leaped 20 spots, from 60th in the 2013 rankings to 40th this year in the category of Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences — a remarkable jump!

Recordings from the recently concluded 43rd Conference on Broadcast Meteorology/Third Conference on Weather Warnings and Communication have been posted. Searchable agenda and links to recordings (and extended abstracts, if provided) are now now online.

Upcoming Meetings, Events, and Deadlines

Registration is now open for the 2015 AMS Summer Community Meeting, held in Raleigh, North Carolina, 4–6 August 2015. This year’s theme is “For the Greater Good: Strengthening Collaboration, Consistency, and Trust to Support Informed Decision Making.” The Summer Community Meeting is designed to identify opportunities to collaborate, increase consistency, and build greater trust within the enterprise and outward to the public.
20 July
Summer Community Meeting housing deadline extended to 20 July.
24 July
Interested in attending the 37th Conference on Radar Meteorology?  Apply for a student travel grant.  Deadline date to apply is 24 July 2015.
3 August
3 August
4–6 August
5 August
Deadline to book hotel rooms for the 37th Conference on Radar Meteorology at the lowest rates.
15 August
Registration for the 37th Conference on Radar Meteorology is NOW AVAILABLE (early rate deadline extended to 15 August).

Did You Know?

In a recent Carbon Brief blog post, AMS articles in the Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences and the Journal of Climate were featured as two of the top three “most influential papers on climate change of all time.” Guy Callendar, who published the second honorable mention article mentioned in this post, was an interesting lone wolf scientist. Only one biography has been published about him, and that was the book that AMS Books produced in 2007, The Callendar Effect by Jim Fleming. It describes Callendar's life and work (the Callendar Effect is the direct relationship of carbon to temperature).

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