The AMS series 23/5 Talks debuted at the Annual Meeting in Phoenix, presenting innovative and creative thinking in weather, water, and climate. Named for Earth’s tilt of 23.5 degrees, the Talks are similar to the popular “TED Talk” format. The initial set of four presentations, now available on the AMS YouTube Channel, entertained a packed house of AMS attendees and the public at the Arizona Science Center. Each year at the AMS Annual Meeting, new speakers will be invited to weigh in on what’s going on in our community.
The AMS has announced the creation of a new award honoring scientific research in the field of hydrology. “This is an important step for AMS, and we are excited to be offering this new award,” said AMS President Bill Gail. “We are firm in our belief that AMS needs to work more closely with the hydrology community, as the relationship between weather, water, and climate is vitally important." The deadline for nominations for the Hydrologic Sciences Medal is 1 May 2015.
The AMS has formed 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 peer agreements, signed recently with the Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society (CMOS) and the Indian Meteorological Society (IMS), include discounts for each society’s members to join AMS, as well as for AMS members to join CMOS and IMS.
Select recordings of sessions from the 95th Annual Meeting are now available online!
Be sure to watch for the upcoming "WxGeeks" episode featuring AMS past President Bill Gail as he talks about the value of societies like AMS to the weather, water, and climate community. The episode is scheduled to air either 15 or 22 February at 12:00pm on The Weather Channel.