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- 28 July 2021
- Derecho Possible in the Upper Midwest Today
- Severe thunderstorms are expected to erupt late this afternoon in the upper Midwest and, according to the Storm Prediction Center (SPC), they could organize into a single, large bowing line capable of widespread damaging winds called a derecho tonight. Last summer a very destructive derecho blitzed Iowa with wind gusts over 100 mph. SPC’s Day 1 […]
- 17 March 2021
- Southeasterners Perceive Tornado Risk Dangerously Different Than They Should, Especially at Night
- While a major winter storm last month was plastering the United States from Texas and New Mexico to New England with heavy snow and ice, volatile conditions in the Southeast (SE) spawned damaging and deadly tornadoes. One of these overnight Monday, February 16, tragically took the lives of 3 people and injured 10 in coastal […]
- 13 January 2021
- The 101st AMS Annual Meeting: Find Your (Virtual) Pathways of Major Themes
- We’re on the verge of the first ever all-virtual AMS Annual Meeting—yet another milestone in a time of milestones, but nonetheless our 101st Annual Meeting. And like all of the mega-gatherings AMS has held for the weather, water, and climate community in the past, this coming week (starting Sunday, January 10th), promises many opportunities to […]
- 10 January 2021
- AMS Annual Meeting: Choose Your Own (Virtual) Pathway. Part 5: Community Engagement
- As we mentioned in the first post in this series of potential “Virtual” Pathways through the rich AMS Annual Meeting program of parallel conferences, this year’s overarching theme is especially powerful: “Strengthening engagement with communities through our science and services.” This is a statement of needs, accomplishments, and future priorities all in one. After the […]
- 10 January 2021
- AMS Annual Meeting: Choose Your Own (Virtual) Pathway. Part 4: Social Justice
- After a year of substantial social injustice-fueled upheavals, the 101st AMS Annual Meeting builds on social justice themes all week and you could make social justice the theme of you own virtual programming, picking and choosing your way through the sessions if you’re so inclined, right from the centerpiece Presidential Forum on Sunday, “Building a […]
- Software Preservation, Stewardship, and Reuse
Adopted by the AMS Council on 16 July 2021
- Anti-Racism and Support of the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Community
Adopted by the AMS Council on 22 April 2021
- Expectations Concerning Media Performance During Severe Weather Emergencies
Adopted by the AMS Council on 2 March 2021
- 14 September 2021
- AMS Education Program Creating New Teacher Professional Development Course, Project Ice
- The American Meteorological Society announces a new partnership with the Center for Oldest Ice Exploration (COLDEX), a National Science Foundation-funded effort lead by Oregon State University, to discover Antarctica's oldest ice and through it, learn more about how the Earth's climate has changed throughout its history.
- 25 August 2021
- International Report Confirms Record-High Greenhouse Gases, Sea Levels
Greenhouse gases and global sea levels both reached record highs in 2020—as the planet sweltered in a near-record warm year—according to the 31st annual State of the Climate report.
- 26 January 2021
- New Research Examines Climate Change's Role in 2019 Extreme Weather Events
Precipitation from Hurricane Dorian, South Africa’s extraordinary four-year drought, fires in Alaska and China, and devastating floods in southern Canada were some of the extreme weather events made more likely by human-caused climate change in 2019, according to new research published today in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society (BAMS).
- 9 December 2019
- New Research Examines Climate Change's Role in 2018 Extreme Weather Events
AMS released the eighth edition of the report, Explaining Extreme Events in 2018 from a Climate Perspective, featuring the research of 121 scientists from 13 countries looking at both historical observations and model simulations to determine whether and by how much climate change may have influenced particular extreme events.
- 12 August 2019
- Annual State of the Climate Report Released Showing Effects of Planet's Warming Across Multitudes of Key Indicators
A new State of the Climate report released today by AMS confirms that 2018 was one of the hottest years on record.
- 31 January 2019
- AMS ANNOUNCES NEW PUBLICATIONS COMMISSIONER
AMS announces that Professor Anthony J. Broccoli of Rutgers University has been appointed Publications Commissioner, effective January 6, 2019.
- 10 December 2018
- HEATWAVES, DROUGHTS AND FLOODS AMONG RECENT WEATHER EXTREMES LINKED TO CLIMATE CHANGE
New Studies Reveal Clear Ties between Today's Extremes and Human Causes
- 1 May 2018
- AMS ANNOUNCES NEW CHIEF EDITOR FOR GLOSSARY OF METEOROLOGY
AMS announced that Dr. Ward R. Seguin has been appointed chief editor of the Glossary of Meteorology, effective January 1, 2018.
- 1 March 2018
- AMS ANNOUNCES NEW CHIEF EDITOR FOR JOURNAL
AMS announced that Dr. Henry P. Huntington of Huntington Consulting, in Eagle River, Alaska, has been appointed chief editor of the AMS journal Weather, Climate, and Society (WCAS).
- 23 February 2018
- AMS ANNOUNCES NEW PROGRAM TO BUILD EARLY CAREER SCIENCE LEADERS
AMS announced today the launch of a new program, Early Career Leadership Academy (ECLA), which seeks to build and sustain a diverse network of early careers leaders across the weather, water, and climate science community
- 20 July 2021
- Joint statement from AMS, AGU, and NWA for the Congressional hearing on "Spectrum Needs for Observations in Earth and Space Sciences"
- 20 May 2021
- Letter from AMS, AGU, and NWA to the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation on spectrum issues
- 29 April 2021
- Multi-society letter for the new Congress and new Administration on policy principles for the physical sciences
- 22 April 2021
- Multi-organization letter to President Biden expressing concerns about the Ligado Order