The Louis J. Battan Author's Award - Adult

The Louis J. Battan Author's Award - Adult


The Louis J. Battan Author's Award, Adult, is presented to the author(s) of an outstanding book on the atmospheric and related sciences of a technical or non-technical nature published within the last three years, with consideration to those books that foster public understanding of meteorology in adult audiences.

Nominations are considered by a committee of no fewer than five members of the Commission for Education and Engagement, which makes a recommendation for final approval by AMS Council. Nominations may remain active for an additional year at the discretion of the committee.

Nomination Process

Thank you for your interest in submitting a nomination! AMS membership is not required to submit an award nomination. Nominations are due by 1 May. The nominator is responsible for uploading the entire nomination package.

The nominees for this award remain on the active nomination list for three years. You will be allowed to update an unsuccessful nomination at the beginning of the next award cycle. 


  • citation (limit of 25 words)
  • nomination letter (3 pages maximum)
  • book review (optional)