AMS Celebrates 100 Years

Join us as we celebrate our history and plan for the challenges of the future.

When Charles Franklin Brooks founded the American Meteorological Society in 1919, could he have imagined the accomplishments of the next 100 years? AMS has grown from a small group of scientists and weather enthusiasts into the nation's premier scientific and professional organization advancing the atmospheric, oceanic, and hydrologic sciences and leveraging them for the benefit of society. Can our global community of today envision where the AMS will be in 100 years?

What Is Your AMS Story?

We are gathering stories to recognize the strength, diversity, and accomplishments of our community, from the beginning right up to today.
Your story is our story. Help us tell it.

Send your story in through twitter with #ams100 or use the form below.

Although you retain copyright of photos, videos and stories submitted to AMS, you are assigning AMS the right to publish or use them in current and subsequent print or digital formats. You represent that you own all copyrights to your submitted materials.

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Future Challenges

Can our global community of today envision where the AMS will be in 100 years?

The AMS Centennial year is fast approaching! As we celebrate our history, we are also looking toward the future. We are seeking ideas from the weather, water, and climate community about what you believe are the biggest challenges and opportunities for our sciences in the next 100 years. Brief submissions of ideas (not more than 1-3 sentences) will be collected from across the community. The Centennial Committee will review and finalize the list and it will be posted online for AMS members to vote on what they consider the most important. We will explore the top three ideas with a Town Hall session at the 2020 Annual Meeting in Boston.

Future Challenges and Opportunities

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Centennial Publications

Looking back and moving forward: this is the science of weather, water, and climate, from 100 years ago to the present day.

BAMS Legacy Project

Past BAMS covers

The Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society has led the advancement of weather, water, and climate science since its first issue in 1920. For 2020, we are in the process of making every issue free and available online from cover to cover. Find out how you can help, and explore the BAMS archives.

Centennial Monograph

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A Century of Progress in Atmospheric and Related Sciences: Celebrating the American Meteorological Society Centennial celebrates 100 years of scientific research in the areas covered by AMS publications. The monograph will consist of around 27 articles, which together will review 100 years of progress in key fundamental areas of research and the grand challenges in those areas of research in the coming decades.

The Centennial Campaign

We're building the next 100 years of AMS. With your support, just imagine what we will accomplish next.

By funding initiatives like student travel grants, science education programs, cross-discipline collaboration efforts, and scholarships, your contribution will help us advance science in the next century and empower the next generation of scientists to change the world.

Scholarships and Fellowships

Last year, AMS gave out 40 scholarships and fellowships to promising students from all across the country.

Giving Stories

Warren and Mary Washington

Warren and Mary Washington

We are committed to giving AMS a legacy gift, which will help support AMS scholarship programs in the future. We also feel the need for us to give back to the AMS community.

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