Banner I. Miller Award

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. The award is selected every other year (typically in a year between biennial Conferences on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology) and is presented to the authors of the publication.

The STAC Committee on Tropical Meteorology and Tropical Cyclones (TMTC) is responsible for overseeing the award selection process and forming the selection committee. The TMTC Committee Chair may serve as the chair of the selection committee or appoint a member of the TMTC Committee as the chair of the selection committee. The selection committee may include up to eight members of the TMTC, and the chair of the selection committee may also augment the selection committee with as many as three additional members outside of the TMTC Committee when it is deemed to be beneficial for the proper judging of the nominations. In any case, the selection committee should consist of at least five members including the chair.

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 awards remain on the committee's active list for three years.  You will be allowed to update an unsuccessful nomination at the beginning of the next award cycle. 


  • citation (25 word maximum)
  • bibliography (if appropriate) (3 page maximum)
  • nomination letter (3 page maximum)
  • nominee Curriculum Vitae (if appropriate) (2 pages maximum)
  • three (3) letters of support (2 page maximum each)