- 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.
- 30 July 2008
- TIMING IS EVERYTHING: HOW VULNERABLE TO FLOODING IS NEW YORK CITY?
A report just released in the most recent issue of the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society offers hope that a new high-resolution storm surge modeling system developed by scientists at Stony Brook University will better be able to predict flood levels and when flooding will occur in the New York metropolitan area, information crucial to emergency managers when planning for impending storms.
- 24 July 2008
- Fully Updated Climate Change Book by Scripps Researcher Now Available from AMS
A comprehensive and up-to-date account of climate change science by Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego climate scientist Richard Somerville is now available from the American Meteorological Society.
- 16 April 2008
- Media Advisory: Press Briefing and National Teleconference Weather Modification: The State of the Science
Commercial operators, governments, and academic researchers worldwide are engaging in cloud seeding and other weather modification projects to try to influence local conditions. But how effective are these programs?
- 15 January 2008
- Record warm summers cause extreme ice melt in Greenland
An international team of scientists, led by Dr Edward Hanna at the University of Sheffield, has demonstrated that recent warm summers have caused the most extreme Greenland ice melting in 50 years. The new research provides further evidence of a key impact of global warming and helps scientists place recent satellite observations of Greenland´s shrinking ice mass in a longer-term climatic context.
- 20 November 2007
- The Power of Multiples: Connecting Wind Farms Can Make A More Reliable – and Cheaper – Power Source
Wind power, long considered to be as fickle as wind itself, can be groomed to become a steady, dependable source of electricity and delivered at a lower cost than at present, according to scientists at Stanford University.