News Releases

22 May 2015
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society Article Outlines Twenty-Year Process to Create Meteorological Partnership Between US and Cuba

Few professions in the world benefit from the sharing of information as much as meteorology. Nearly all countries around the world realize the value of sharing meteorological data across their borders. This information collaboration is vital to scientific understanding of the atmosphere and the oceans, as well as essential for accurate forecasts and timely warnings of hurricanes, typhoons, and other severe
weather.

7 January 2015
AMS ANNOUNCES NEW PARTNERSHIPS WITH FELLOW SCIENTIFIC SOCIETIES

The American Meteorological Society (AMS) today announced two new partner agreements with meteorological societies of other countries to promote greater dialogue and collaboration with others working in the atmospheric, oceanic, and hydrologic sciences. The agreements, signed recently with the Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society (CMOS) and the Indian Meteorological Society (IMS), were announced at the 95th AMS Annual Meeting being held this week in Phoenix, Arizona.

6 January 2015
AMS ANNOUNCES NEW AWARD IN HYDROLOGIC SCIENCES

The American Meteorological Society (AMS) today announced the creation of a new award honoring scientific research in the field of hydrologic sciences to more closely connect its work in atmospheric sciences with related oceanic and hydrologic sciences. The announcement was made at the 95th AMS Annual Meeting being held this week in Phoenix, Arizona.

3 October 2014
AMS NAMES 2015 FELLOWS

OCTOBER 3, 2014 – BOSTON, MA – The American Meteorological Society (AMS) today named 28 of its members to the prestigious rank of AMS Fellow. The new Fellows are researchers, administrators, journalists, broadcasters, and others from across the water, weather, and climate community in the United States, Europe, Asia, and Australia.

17 July 2014
Climate data from air, land, sea and ice in 2013 reflect trends of a warming planet [NOAA Press Release]

In 2013, the vast majority of worldwide climate indicators—greenhouse gases, sea levels, global temperatures, etc.—continued to reflect trends of a warmer planet, according to the indicators assessed in the State of the Climate in 2013 report, released online today by the American Meteorological Society.

19 May 2014
American Meteorological Society holds 3rd Annual Climate Studies Diversity Project Workshop

Silver Spring, MD – The American Meteorological Society’s (AMS) Education Program and Second Nature welcome 23 professors and instructors of minority-serving institutions (MSIs) from across the country for a week-long workshop focused on climate change and sustainability related topics. Participants will hear presentations from highly regarded climate scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Pennsylvania State University, and NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.

29 April 2014
A RISK MANAGEMENT FRAMEWORK IMPROVES THE RESILIENCE OF HEALTHCARE FACILITIES AND SERVICES TO HIGH-IMPACT WEATHER

WASHINGTON — April 29, 2014 - According to a new study by the American Meteorological Society (AMS) Policy Program, a risk management framework can improve the resilience of healthcare facilities and services to high-impact weather such as tornadoes and hurricanes. The report is based on a recent AMS Policy Program workshop, A Prescription for the 21st Century: Improving Resilience to High-Impact Weather for Healthcare Facilities and Services, held in Washington, DC in October 2013.

19 March 2014
NEW STUDY SHOWS TV METEOROLOGISTS CAN TEACH VIEWERS ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE

BOSTON, MA – A new article published in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society (BAMS) showed that television station WLTX in Columbia, South Carolina, improved viewers’ understanding of climate change and its local impact by airing special segments during news broadcasts.

17 December 2013
94th AMS Annual Meeting Highlights and Opportunities for Media

Boston, MA – The American Meteorological Society’s (AMS) 94th Annual Meeting is fast approaching with events running from February 2 – 6, 2014, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia.

20 November 2013
Financial Decision Makers Need Weather and Climate Information to Manage Risks

WASHINGTON - Maximizing returns on financial investments depends on accurately understanding and effectively accounting for weather and climate risks, according to a new study by the American Meteorological Society (AMS) Policy Program.

24 October 2013
American Meteorological Society and Second Nature Announce 3rd Annual AMS Climate Studies Course Implementation Workshop for MSI Faculty

As part of its Climate Studies Diversity Project, the American Meteorological Society (AMS) is partnering with Second Nature, the supporting organization of the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC), to introduce the AMS Climate Studies course at 100 minority-serving institutions (MSIs) over a five-year period.

1 July 2013
Updates to the CBM Application Procedures Effective 1 July 2013

The AMS Board on Broadcast Meteorology is announcing an update to the on-air portion of the CBM application. If you or a colleague is considering applying for the CBM, these changes will apply. Please note, this is only a change to the video submission requirements; there are no changes to the educational requirements for the CBM program, or will there be any changes to the closed-book testing process.

13 March 2013
New and backlist AMS books and monographs to be available via Springer.com and SpringerLink

The American Meteorological Society (AMS) is partnering with Springer to enable the electronic distribution of dozens of AMS’s books and monographs, including out-of-print legacy titles that will be made available through print-on-demand (POD) as well.

11 October 2012
American Meteorological Society and Second Nature Announce 2nd Annual AMS Climate Studies Course Implementation Workshop for MSI Faculty

As part of its Climate Studies Diversity Project, the American Meteorological Society (AMS) has partnered with Second Nature, lead supporting organization of the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC), to introduce the AMS Climate Studies course at 100 minority-serving institutions (MSIs) over a five-year period.

21 July 2009
PROPOSALS TO GEOENGINEER CLIMATE REQUIRE MORE RESEARCH, CAUTIOUS CONSIDERATION, AND APPROPRIATE RESTRICTIONS

Geoengineering - deliberately manipulating physical, chemical, or biological aspects of the Earth system to confront climate change – could contribute to a comprehensive risk management strategy to slow climate change but could also create considerable new risks, according to a policy statement released by the American Meteorological Society (AMS) today.

23 June 2009
300 Billion Weather Forecasts Used by Americans Annually, Survey Finds

BOULDER—Close to 9 out of 10 adult Americans obtain weather forecasts regularly, and they do so more than three times each day on average, a new nationwide survey by scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) has found.

12 May 2009
Any way you slice it, warming climate is affecting Cascades snowpack

There has been sharp disagreement in recent years about how much, or even whether, winter snowpack has declined in the Cascade Mountains of Washington and Oregon during the last half-century.

21 April 2009
Water Levels Dropping in Some Major Rivers as Global Climate Changes

Rivers in some of the world’s most populous regions are losing water, according to a new comprehensive study of global stream flow. The study, led by scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), suggests that in many cases the reduced flows are associated with climate change. The process could potentially threaten future supplies of food and water.   UCAR News Center  Abstract

22 December 2008
Study shows Northwest European windstorm patterns unaffected by global warming

An international team of researchers, led by Dr Edward Hanna from the University of Sheffield’s Department of Geography, has discovered that the intensity of windstorms around the British Isles has not increased due to global warming.

6 November 2008
NIU researchers say nighttime tornadoes are worst nightmare

Twisters that occur from midnight to dawn are 2.5 times more likely to kill DeKalb, IL – A new study by Northern Illinois University scientists underscores the danger of nighttime tornadoes and suggests that warning systems that have led to overall declines in tornado death rates might not be adequate for overnight events, which occur most frequently in the nation’s mid-South region.