Special Awards are presented to individuals, teams of individuals, or organizations not appropriately recognized by more specifically defined awards and who have made important contributions to the science or practice of meteorology or related aspects of oceanography or hydrology, or to the Society. Individuals employed at other than the professional level may be considered for special awards. Normally, not more than two Special Awards will be awarded in any given year.
Nominations are considered by the Awards Oversight Committee, which makes a recommendation for final approval by AMS Council.
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 four years. You will be allowed to update an unsuccessful nomination at the beginning of the next award cycle.