Professional Development

AMS helps keep you aware of new scientific research and tools and provides you with many professional development and networking opportunities. Attending conferences, mentoring students, online learning, and volunteering on a board or committee are just a few of the many ways to stay current in the field.

July Events

2019 Light and Color in Nature Conference

15–19 July 2019, Bar Harbor, ME

The next Light and Color in Nature scientific conference will be held on the campus of the College of the Atlantic (COA) in Bar Harbor, Maine, near Acadia National Park. Papers on topics such as cloud optics, iridescence, and atmospheric optics in history and archaeology will be presented and discussed. Registration information is available here.

Webinar: Extreme Heat—Understanding and Reducing Human Health Risks

19 July 2019, 11:00 a.m. EST

Join the AMS Board on Environment and Health for this webinar that will explore the latest understanding in 1) changing exposures to extreme heat; 2) what this means for children, particularly in combination with the higher concentrations of air pollution often experienced during heat waves; and 3) how heat wave early warning systems can reduce the risks. Moderated by Kristie L. Ebi (University of Washington), this webinar will feature Jane Baldwin (Princeton University), Jennifer Vanos (Arizona State University), and Hunter Jones (NOAA) as speakers. Register here.

18th Conference on Mesoscale Processes

29 July–1 August 2019, Savannah, GA

AMS is hosting the 18th Conference on Mesoscale Processes, organized by the AMS Committee on Mesoscale Processes, in Savannah, GA. Registration is open now through 28 July.

August Events

Webinar: Weather-Related Research Funding Program Manager Q&A Series

7 August 2019, 12:00 p.m. EST

Presented by the AMS Committee on Weather Analysis and Forecasting, this webinar series offers an opportunity for researchers in weather-related fields to better understand how proposal calls are shaped and funding decisions are made. This month's webinar features Kandis Boyd, Deputy Director of NOAA’s Office of Weather and Air Quality. Register here.

Each webinar will start with a short presentation from a program manager, followed by a live Q&A session. Webinars will be archived via the AMS Community webinar recordings library. The next entry in the series will be from the National Science Foundation in September.

2019 Summer Community Meeting

13–14 August 2019, Albany, NY

The AMS Summer Community Meeting is a special time during the year when professionals from academia, industry, and government come together to discuss broader strategic priorities, identify opportunities to collaborate, and share points of view on pressing topics. Early registration is open now through 26 July 2019.

99th Annual Meeting Recorded Presentations Now Available!

At the 99th AMS Annual Meeting in Phoenix, Arizona, 1,997 oral presentations were given! Whether you were there and missed a particular speaker, or were unable to attend the meeting, you can catch up with sessions you may have missed: the session recordings (all those with permission of the presenter) are now posted in the Program for the meeting.

Find your session of interest in the program and click the “view papers” button—you will see all the presentations listed. Look for the camera icon indicating links to recorded sessions and click the links to view the recordings.

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