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- 21 September 2020
- The Volunteer Power behind Peer Review
- by Tony Broccoli, AMS Publications Commissioner The peer review process is essential for high-quality scientific publication. Most readers of BAMS are aware of this simple fact, but we often hear questions about the many volunteers who take part in the peer review process. What is the difference between editors and associate editors? How do we […]
- 16 September 2020
- Hurricane Sally’s Extreme Flood Potential
- Hurricane Sally is inching ashore in southeast Alabama Wednesday morning and has started to flood parts of the central Gulf Coast with an expected 1-2 feet of rain, maybe more. With that much rain forecast, it seems likely to join other recent catastrophic flood disasters Harvey (2017) and Florence (2018) in ushering in a new era […]
- 14 September 2020
- Mixed Job News for Early-Career Geoscientists
- A new survey by the American Geosciences Institute shows that recent graduates in the geosciences are finding employment at the same rates as before the COVID-19 pandemic, but a separate survey from Nature finds that amid tightening funding science postdocs are nervous about ongoing research as well as career opportunities. The AGI survey covered graduates from the classes of […]
- 21 August 2020
- Defining Derechos Is Complicated–Even for Meteorologists
- Derechos are less common than Midwestern tornadoes, but occur almost every year in that region as well as other parts of the United States. Yet they remain exotic and mystifying. Even to meteorologists. The reason appears to lie in the complex way the long-lived windstorms form. Derechos are often incorrectly referred to as inland hurricanes; their […]
- 19 August 2020
- Keeping Score When Temperature Records Are the Expectation
- Through July, 2020 has been on almost the same track as 2016: the two years had the hottest first seven months in NOAA’s 141 year dataset of global surface temperatures (land and ocean combined). Since 2016 turned out to be the hottest year on record, it might seem as if this fast start puts 2020 on track to set a new […]
- Hurricane Preparedness During the COVID-19 Pandemic
(Adopted by the AMS Council on 30 July 2020)
- Special Statement on Racism and Inequity
The recent killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery, and subsequent protests highlight the racism and inequities in this country, in particular anti-Blackness. For AMS members of color, these events highlight the marginalization and exacerbate the fear and frustration they live with each day based solely on the color of their skin.
- Tornado Sheltering Guidelines during the COVID-19 Pandemic
(Adopted by the AMS Council on 9 April 2020)
- 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
- 9 January 2018
- AMS Publications Partners with Kudos
The American Meteorological Society (AMS) announced that it has signed a multiyear contract with Kudos, the award-winning service for maximizing the reach and impact of research publications.
- 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
- 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.
- 12 August 2020
- Multi-organization letter expressing continued concerns on possible FCC action on spectrum
- 3 June 2020
- Multi-organization letter to FCC supporting NTIA Petition for Stay on spectrum allocation
- 18 May 2020
- Multi-society letter providing comments on the EPA proposed rule: "Strengthening Transparency in Regulatory Science"
- 18 May 2020
- Multi-organization letter providing comments on the EPA proposed rule: "Strengthening Transparency in Regulatory Science"