Your work makes a difference.

AMS full membership is open to scientists, graduate students, and other professionals in the weather, water, and climate community.

The AMS encourages professionals throughout the weather and climate enterprise to become members. Members are persons having demonstrable professional or scholarly expertise in the atmospheric or related sciences, technologies, applications, or services whether or not this expertise is a source of livelihood.


Join thousands of your peers and colleagues at meetings throughout the country and across the globe, from the Annual Meeting to local meetups. Collaborate on projects, papers, and committees, both online and in person, that make a difference.


Access cutting edge research, with free and discounted subscriptions to top-ranking journals and publications, including complimentary subscriptions to the award-winning Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society and Physics Today.


Let the world know about your work by publishing in our journals or books or presenting at our meetings. Help craft internationally recognized reports that shape policy and public awareness like State of the Climate and Explaining Extreme Events. Or reach out in person through Weatherfest and our Education and Policy programs.


Demonstrate your commitment to the profession and push your community to the next level. Mentor young scientists and take part in the organization as an editor or peer reviewer or as a member of one of our boards or committees.


Build the career you've always dreamed of. With great networking opportunities, industry-specific job postings, professional development courses, and internationally respected credentials, AMS helps you get ahead while making a difference.

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* Dues rates are prorated for new membership applicants joining the AMS between April 1 and September 30 


$108 per year

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Members from Countries with Developing Economies

AMS now offers a discounted dues rate to residents of countries with developing economies.

$20 per year

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Members with Student Privileges

Individuals who have met the qualifications for Member and are enrolled at least half-time at an accredited institution of higher learning. Usually, individuals applying for membership under this category have completed an undergraduate degree and are pursuing a higher degree of education.


$20 per year

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Affiliate Members

Members of peer organizations may join AMS at reduced rates.


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