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- 5 June 2020
- Intuitive Metric for Deadly Tropical Cyclone Rains
- With hurricanes moving more slowly and climate models projecting increasing rain rates, scientists have been grappling with how to effectively convey the resulting danger of extreme rains from these more intense, slow-moving storms. Flooding rainfall already is the most deadly hazard from tropical cyclones (TCs), which include hurricanes and tropical storms. Yet the widely recognized […]
- 3 June 2020
- Red Proverb at Morning, Meteorologists Take Warning
- Weather proverbs can be useful indicators of real correlations observed over the centuries, but they can also show unwelcome persistence. The phenomenon is well known: for example, a December 1931 BAMS article referred to a Columbia University study that revealed most high school students had heard the proverb, “When squirrels gather an unusual supply of nuts, it indicates a severe winter”—and […]
- 28 May 2020
- When Hurricanes Become Machines…or Monsters
- Officially, the Atlantic season is almost upon us. The season of tropical storms and hurricanes, yes, but more to the point, the season of heat-seeking machines and relentless monsters. At least, that’s the metaphorical language of broadcast meteorologists when confronted with catastrophic threats like Hurricane Harvey in Houston in 2017. A new analysis in BAMS […]
- 22 May 2020
- Active Hurricane Seasons: Maybe For 2020, But Not Necessarily in a Warmer Future
- For a fifth consecutive year, NOAA is forecasting an above-average number of tropical cyclones (TCs) in the Atlantic, with 13-19 named storms expected in 2020. The number of TCs includes both tropical storms and hurricanes. This is in line with recent hurricane season forecasts by The Weather Channel, Penn State, Tropical Storm Risk, and others. […]
- 20 April 2020
- New Assessment Is Confident Global Warming Brings Stronger, Wetter Tropical Cyclones
- Even with a modest amount of global warming, future hurricanes will become nastier. They’ll push ashore higher storm surges, grow into superstorms like Hurricanes Dorian and Irma more often, and unleash inundating rains similar to Hurricanes Harvey and Florence more frequently. That’s the assessment of published, peer-reviewed research in the past decade, according to an […]
- 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)
- The Energy Sector and Earth Observations, Sciences, and Services
(Adopted by the AMS Council on 27 September 2019)
- 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.
- 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"
- 6 May 2020
- Input to OSTP on public access to peer-reviewed scholarly publications, data and code resulting from federally funded research
- 12 September 2019
- Joint AMS and NWA Community Message
- 4 September 2019
- Multi-society letter on international researcher participation in the U.S. scientific enterprise