This BAMS special report presents assessments of how human-caused climate change may have affected the strength and likelihood of extreme events.
Submissions are now open for the BAMS Explaining Extreme Events (BAMS EEE) report to be released in January 2023. There are some significant changes this year in the submission and report release process, so please read the updates and author guidelines below.
EEE Report Editors:
Stephanie Herring, NOAA
Andrew Hoell, NOAA
Nikos Christidis, UK Met Office
Peter Stott, UK Met Office
BAMS EEE Peer Review Editors:
John Nielsen-Gammon, Texas A&M and Texas State Climatologist
Andrew King, University of Melbourne
Tom Knutson, NOAA/GFDL
Friederike Otto, Imperial College London
NEW: BAMS EEE is moving to a rolling submission process for manuscripts
In the past, all contributions to BAMS EEE were released at the AGU Fall Meeting in December. This required a tight timeline where papers were accepted and reviewed between May and the release date. Instead, BAMS EEE will now accept proposals and papers throughout the year, which will be published and posted to the BAMS EEE website soon after they are accepted following peer review. This will enable authors to promote and share their results as soon as their papers are published. This process still requires that a proposal be submitted and approved before submitting a manuscript.
NEW: BAMS EEE will be released at the American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting
This edition of BAMS EEE will be released at the AMS Annual Meeting in January 2023. There will be a scientific session convened at AMS on climate attribution that will combine presentations of the full compilation of papers accepted and published during 2022, as well as new event attribution research, synthesis and state-of-the-science papers and perspectives.
NEW: BAMS EEE submissions during 2022 can include events that occurred in 2021 or 2022
For this edition of the report, we will accept attribution studies for extreme weather events that occurred in 2021 or 2022, rather than a single calendar year. Papers eligible to be included in the scientific session at AMS must be accepted for publication by BAMS no later than December 1, 2022.
NEW: BAMS EEE press event at AMS Annual Meeting January 2023
In conjunction with the scientific session at the AMS Annual Meeting, AMS will host a press event highlighting studies published during the previous year as well as new research that is published at the scientific session. The format of the press event will conform to local public health rules, but it is envisioned as both an in-person event to facilitate direct engagement between scientists and the media, as well as being presented virtually, to maximize participation by media who are not present at the meeting. We encourage authors to consider attending AMS to submit an abstract and participate in these attribution sessions. Media queries for this event should be directed to Rachel Thomas-Medwid.
The overall timeline for inclusion in the January 2023 report release:
As you consider a possible contribution, the Report Editors would like to offer a few thoughts on the direction of the report.
The Report Editors will forward full manuscripts to BAMS staff, and peer review will be handled by the BAMS EEE Peer Review Editors. Decisions and reviewer comments will be returned to authors via email from the EEE Report Editors, and authors should return revisions and responses to reviewers via email to EEE.BAMS@ametsoc.org.
In order to help us plan the report should provide a proposal for their submissions to BAMS EEE. The proposal should be no more than 250 words, and should be emailed to the Report Editors at EEE.BAMS@ametsoc.org.
Proposals should include:
Once a proposal is accepted, authors should submit the full manuscript to the Report Editors via email to EEE.BAMS@ametsoc.org.
This BAMS special report presents assessments of how human-caused climate change may have affected the strength and likelihood of individual extreme events.
The tenth edition of the report, Explaining Extreme Events in 2020 from a Climate Perspective, presents 18 new peer-reviewed analyses of extreme weather from across the world during 2020. It features the research of 89 scientists from nine countries looking at both historical observations and model simulations to determine whether and by how much climate change may have influenced particular extreme events.