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Some of the exciting professional opportunities that are available:

Supervisory Physical Scientist
Ann Arbor, MI
NOAA's Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory

Atmospheric Dynamics
Tucson, AZ
University of Arizona

Director, Centre for Climate Research Singapore
National Environment Agency

Research Scientist I (Meteorologist) 15-110
Boulder, CO
Colorado State University, CIRA

Ocean–Atmosphere Scientist
Boston, MA
AIR Worldwide

Chief Meteorologist
Dayton, OH
Cox Media Group Ohio

Senior Scientific Programmer/Analyst
Greenbelt, MD
Science Systems and Applications, Inc.

Numerical Modeler
Greenbelt, MD
Science Systems and Applications, Inc.

Scientific Programmer/Analyst
Greenbelt, MD
Science Systems and Applications, Inc.

Call for Proposals: NASA Living With a Star Institute
Boulder, CO
UCAR Visiting Scientist Programs

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Spotlight: AMS Books Releases

Simpson CoverHurricane Pioneer: Memoirs of Bob Simpson
by Robert H. Simpson, with Neal Dorst

This new book from AMS covers the incredible life of Bob Simpson, co-creator of the widely used Saffir–Simpson hurricane scale. You'll learn about everything from Bob’s adventurous early life in Texas to his work as one of the first scientists to fly into a hurricane. Learn about the development of modern atmospheric sciences in this recounting by a true icon.

What's New

The Board for Early Career Professionals will be awarding a new commission level award to recognize the significant achievements of early career professionals within their community, society, scientific discipline, and profession. Please nominate a deserving early career professional for the Award for Early Career Achievement. The nomination deadline is 1 June.

The 96th AMS Annual Meeting theme is “Earth System Science in Service to Society.” We invite you to view the call for papers for information on more than 30 conferences and symposia that will be held in New Orleans. Don’t see a topic you would like for 2016? Suggest a topic by 1 May. Abstracts will be accepted until 1 August 2015.

Upcoming Dates:

6 April:
Abstract deadline for the 16th Conference on Mesoscale Processes.
21–23 April:
The AMS Washington Forum This year’s theme is “Applied Decision Support: Meeting User Needs” and the keynote speaker is U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker.
24 April:
Preregistration Deadline for 43rd Conference on Broadcast Meteorology.
30 April:
America’s PrepareAthon! (part of FEMA) is holding National PrepareAthon! Day.
1 May:
Deadline for most AMS awards nominations! We invite you to nominate someone for one of AMS's 36 annual awards.

AMS Meeting Announcements:

The following AMS Programs have been posted and registration is now open:

20th Conference on Atmospheric and Oceanic Fluid Dynamics

43rd Conference on Broadcast Meteorology

Third Conference on Weather Warnings and Communication

Two short courses will be held in association with the 43rd Conference on Broadcast Meteorology (Raleigh, North Carolina, 10–12 June 2015): “Weather and Climate in Times of Change” and “GOES-R Preview for Broadcasters”. Both courses will take place on Tuesday 9 June at the Raleigh Convention Center. 

11th Symposium on Fire and Forest Meteorology (5–7 May 2015, Minneapolis, Minnesota) will include a field trip to Carleton College. The tour is limited to 25 people, so book your ticket as soon as possible.

Did You Know?

Travel grants to 2015 AMS specialty conferences are available for senior undergraduate and graduate students who are student members of the AMS. (Undergraduates must be in their senior year of study at the time of application.)

The Bulletin of the AMS (BAMS) is looking for volunteers to review books for its “Readings” section. The books we review cover a wide variety of topics of interest to the weather, water, and climate community. If you’re interested, please contact Sangjun Lee ([email protected]) with your fields of expertise/interest to see which books are currently available for review.

If you missed the “Women in Weather” Google Hangout on 25 March, it isn’t too late to watch! You can view the Hangout in its entirety online.

CORRECTION: In the March issue of Soundings, Women in Weather panelist Courtney Draggon’s (NWS) name was spelled incorrectly.

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