AMS 100th Anniversary Campaign and more!

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As AMS prepares to celebrate our 100th anniversary in 2019, we are living in world with significant challenges that scientists across the weather, water, and climate communities are uniquely qualified to help the world face. Our 100th Anniversary Campaign will help AMS provide global leadership across the atmospheric, oceanic, and hydrologic sciences. Read about the five key areas of the campaign and how you can participate.

What's New?

collective global climate statement

On Earth Day AMS joined with over 30 scientific organizations to issue a statement on global climate developments and the importance of prompt, collaborative action. Read the statement.


Student Travel Grants  are available for the 2017 AMS Specialty Conferences. Don’t miss the chance to receive travel coverage to attend a conference that relates to your studies or research. Detailed information and applications can be found on the AMS website. Questions? Contact Donna Fernandez.

Short course registration is now open for the 45th Conference on Broadcast Meteorology/Fourth Conference on Weather Warnings and Communication!

Call for Papers for the 33rd Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology is now available - view and submit your abstract by 16 October.

2017 Annual Meeting Student Award Winners are now online!

spring special!

Looking for a great gift for Mother's Day, Father's Day or a recent graduate? AMS has books and merchandise for all the weather enthusiasts in your life. Save 20% when you use the discount code SPRING17 in the AMS Bookstore.

Did You Know?

2017 AMS Washington forum

Washington Forum

Evolving our Enterprise: Working Together with the New Administration in a New Collaborative Era. The 2017 AMS Washington Forum is taking place 2-4 May in Washington, DC. Attendees will meet with senior federal agency officials, congressional staff, representatives from America’s Weather and Climate Industry, and other community members to hear about the status of current programs, identify business opportunities, learn about new initiatives, and discuss issues of interest to our community. Read more about the Forum on the Front Page Blog.


The AMS Career Center connects employers in the weather water and climate community with job seekers. Current opportunities include:

Tropical Meteorologist Position
Houston, Texas
Visiting Scientist Software Engineer/Programmer II
Silver Spring, Maryland
Columbus, Ohio
Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center / The Ohio State Universityll
Postdoctoral Fellow Programme
Yokosuka, Other / Non-US
Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC)
Graduate Student Research and Teaching Assistantships
Lowell, Massachusetts
University of Massachusetts Lowell
Forest Practices Team Support Geologist
Olympia, Washington
Washington State Department of Natural Resources
Scientific Programmer (Three Positions Available)
Greenbelt, Maryland
Meteorologist News 13 Orlando
Orlando, Florida
News 13 Orlando
Forest Practices Team Support Geologist-NR Scientist 2
Olympia, Washington
Washington State Department of Natural Resources
Scientist I 
Broomfield, Colorado
The University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR)
View all jobs »

Upcoming Dates

1 May 2017
Deadline for submitting a session topic proposal for the 98th Annual Meeting
1 May 2017
Registration opens and acceptance letters are sent for the 17th Conference on Mesoscale Processes - program and meeting information is available
10 May 2017
Pre-Registration deadline for the 45th Conference on Broadcast Meteorology/Fourth Conference on Weather Warnings and Communication
15 May 2017
Deadline for discounted registration to the 23rd Conference on Applied Climatology
19 May 2017
Hotel reservation and discounted registration deadline for the 21st Conference on Atmospheric and Oceanic Fluid Dynamics 19th Conference on Middle Atmosphere
19 May 2017
Hotel reservation deadline for the 45th Conference on Broadcast Meteorology/Fourth Conference on Weather Warnings and Communication
23 May 2017
Hotel reservation deadline for the 23rd Conference on Applied Climatology

April Survey Results


Answer the survey question for May:

Which of these ten most extreme places in North America would you want to visit?

Glossary Word of the Month



Vog, short for volcanic smog, is the haze formed by gas and fine particle emissions from volcanoes.

Investigate other terms in the online AMS Glossary of Meteorology.