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February 7, 2024
Getting to Know You: Anjuli S. Bamzai, AMS President
We spoke with new AMS President Anjuli Bamzai about her history, influences, and what to expect at next year’s AMS Annual Meeting in New Orleans!
January 31, 2024
AMS 2024 Session Highlight: The Evolution of Observation: How the AMS Measurements Committee Can Better Serve the Community
A Town Hall at the AMS 104th Annual Meeting With measurement techniques and systems rapidly evolving in response to a greater need for precise atmospheric and planetary surface observation, and technological advances allowing for observations of conditions where none were previously possible, there’s a growing need to engage our active AMS community to discuss the ... Read more
January 31, 2024
Be There: GATE 50th Anniversary Celebration
Fifty years ago this summer, the most ambitious tropical field experiment ever attempted began along the coast of West Africa. Amidst the backdrop of the Cold War, GATE—the Global Atmospheric Research Program’s (GARP) Atlantic Tropical Experiment—successfully involved more than 5,000 scientists, technicians, and supporting staff from 72 countries in a campaign over the Atlantic Ocean to investigate the ... Read more
January 29, 2024
Be There: Estimating Wind Speeds of Tornadoes and Other Windstorms
By James LaDue, NOAA/NWS Warning Decision Training Division (symposium co-chair) Did you know that the AMS is co-branding a standard with the American Society for Civil Engineers and that you can be involved as a member? For the past several years, both organizations have signed together to develop a standard on wind speed estimation for tornadoes ... Read more
January 26, 2024
AMS 2024 Session Highlight: WRN Asks “What If…?”
The 12th AMS Symposium on Building a Weather-Ready Nation (WRN) will open with a special, interactive session: “WRN Asks: What If…?” that asks the audience to explore possibilities for the weather-water-climate enterprise.
January 22, 2024
AMS 2024 Session Highlight: Transition to Carbon-Free Energy Generation
The AMS 2024 Presidential Panel Session “Transition to Carbon-Free Energy Generation” discusses how the AMS community can help solve crucial challenges to the Energy Enterprise’s transition to renewables.
January 17, 2024
AMS Presidential Forum to Address "Climate Science as Service to Society"
December 21, 2023
AMS Awards First-Ever Certified Digital Meteorologist (CDM) Designations
December 13, 2023
American Meteorological Society Announces David J. Stensrud as New President-Elect
September 6, 2023
International report confirms record-high greenhouse gases, global sea level, and ocean heat in 2022
August 30, 2023
American Meteorological Society Announces 2024 Weather, Water, and Climate Honorees
June 30, 2023
American Meteorological Society Issues Statement Affirming Importance of Equity, Inclusion, and Justice
June 15, 2023
Researchers: "Sustainable Adaptation" Must Drive Climate Strategy
March 28, 2023
Climate Knowledge is Critical to Supporting the Workforce of the Future
August 31, 2022
International Report Confirms Record-High Greenhouse Gases, Sea Levels and Ocean Heat in 2021

The international annual review of the world’s climate, led by scientists from NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information and published by the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society(AMS), is based on contributions from more than 530 scientists in over 60 countries. It provides the most comprehensive update on Earth’s climate indicators, notable weather events and other data collected by environmental monitoring stations and instruments located on land, water, ice and in space.

December 15, 2021
Annual Climate Attribution Research Examines 2020 Extreme Weather Events

Failed monsoon rains that reignited the southwestern US drought, massive flooding in central China, a spring heat wave in western Europe, and Siberian wildfires were some of the extreme weather events made more likely by human-caused climate change in 2020, according to new research published today in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society (BAMS).