Welcome to AMS Soundings!
AMS Soundings is a new monthly email that we’ll be sending out to our members and friends. Each edition will include news updates, profiles, awards, special articles, important dates, and other information about all that’s going on with AMS, our work, and our community. We hope you enjoy this new AMS feature.
AMS is pleased to announce the release of two new books, The Thinking Person’s Guide to Climate Change by Dr. Robert Henson and Father Benito Viñes by Luis E. Ramos Guadalupe, now on sale at the AMS Bookstore.
The AMS Education Program presents Our Changing Climate: Introduction to Climate Science a new, undergraduate-level etextbook by Dr. Chad Kauffman. Part of the AMS Climate Studies course system, it has lots of dynamic features and includes the latest information in climate science. It is now available for purchase at the AMS Bookstore.
AMS has created a new online resource called AMS Insights. AMS Insights are viewpoints that connect AMS Statements with current news and world events in weather, water, and climate. Check out our first Insight on drought.
The 2013 State of the Climate is now available. Each year, AMS and NOAA publish this special supplement to BAMS as an annual "checkup" on global climate. On 29 September BAMS will release another supplement, "Explaining Extreme Events of 2013 from a Climate Perspective," which presents assessments of how climate change may have affected the strength and likelihood of individual extreme events.
AMS continues to strengthen its European presence; we will host a booth at the European Meteorological Society (EMS)/European Conference on Applied Climatology (ECAC) Annual Meeting in Prague (6–10 October). AMS President Bill Gail will give a welcome address.
Voting for the 2015 AMS President-Elect and Council is now available to all AMS voting members. We value and appreciate your vote. The deadline to vote is 4 November.