- The Kenneth C. Spengler Award
The Kenneth C. Spengler Award is presented to an individual, team, or organization whose efforts have contributed to the growth of the weather, water, and climate enterprise while materially fostering a sense of community and creating synergistic linkages among the public, private, and academic sectors, as well as the user community.
- The Joanne Simpson Tropical Meteorology Research Award
The Joanne Simpson Tropical Meteorology Research Award is granted to researchers who make outstanding contributions to advancing the understanding of the physics and dynamics of the tropical atmosphere. Nominations are considered by the STAC Committee on Tropical Meteorology and Tropical Cyclones, which makes a recommendation for final approval by AMS Council.
- The Syukuro Manabe Climate Research Award
The Syukuro Manabe Climate Research Award is presented to individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the fundamental understanding of Earth’s climate system.
Nominations are considered by a committee of seven members, including the chair of the STAC Climate Variability and Change Committee (CVC), who will lead the committee; three other members of the CVC; and three at-large members selected by the STAC Commissioner, to serve up to three-year terms, to help ensure research across the breadth of Earth’s climate system is represented. The committee makes a recommendation for final approval by AMS Council.
- The Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Advance of Applied Meteorology
The Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Advance of Applied Meteorology is granted to an individual for contributions to the direct application of meteorological or climatological knowledge to the fulfillment of industrial or agricultural needs or in research and development of scientific knowledge, which can meet such needs.
- The Henry T. Harrison Award for Outstanding Contributions by a Consulting Meteorologist
The Henry T. Harrison Award for Outstanding Contributions by a Consulting Meteorologist was established to recognize a consulting meteorologist for outstanding contributions to the profession, clients, and society.
- The Charles E. Anderson Award
The Charles E. Anderson Award is given to an individual in recognition of outstanding contributions to the promotion of diversity in the atmospheric or related sciences and broader communities through education and community service.
- The Francis W. Reichelderfer Award
The Francis W. Reichelderfer Award is given in recognition of distinguished contributions to the provision of operational environmental services to the public.
- The Helmut E. Landsberg Award
The Helmut E. Landsberg Award recognizes an individual or team for exemplary contributions to the fields of urban meteorology, climatology, or hydrology, including, but not restricted to, achievements through measurements or modeling that provide an improved understanding of atmospheric processes in urban environments, enhanced urban meteorological or air quality forecasting capabilities, advances in identifying and quantifying beneficial and adverse impacts in urban areas, or in recognition of service or applications in the field.
- The Award for Outstanding Achievement in Biometeorology
The Award for Outstanding Achievement in Biometeorology is given to an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the theory, teaching, and/or application of knowledge about interactions between the atmosphere and biological systems.
- Banner I. Miller Award
The Banner I. Miller Award is given for an outstanding contribution to the science of hurricane and tropical weather forecasting published in a journal with international circulation during the 48 months prior to the deadline for nominations.