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September 6, 2023
A Few Takeaways from the “State of the Climate in 2022”
The annual NOAA/AMS State of the Climate report has just been released, with a comprehensive global look at the climate in 2022—including record-high greenhouse gases, sea levels, monsoons, and droughts—and a volcanic vapor injection to the atmosphere from Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai.
August 22, 2023
CalFiDE: Observing Large-Scale Fires from the Air and the Road
A Research Spotlight from the 14th Annual Fire and Forest Meteorology Symposium, 2–4 May, 2023 Through the smoke of record-setting Canadian wildfires–which continue to burn millions of acres in the north–the importance of understanding huge, landscape-scale fires has never been clearer. In a 4 May presentation in the ninth session of the 14th Fire and ... Read more
August 8, 2023
Recent Trends in Tropical Cyclone Fatalities in the United States
Data from the most recent decade reveal that hurricane fatality trends may be changing, with freshwater floods and indirect fatalities increasingly prominent in tropical cyclone deaths.
July 25, 2023
“People in My Community Rely on Me.”
Longtime broadcast meteorologists discuss what it means to do what they do, and their advice for others in the field.
July 10, 2023
Decades of Innovation in Weather Broadcasting
We’re highlighting memories from longtime broadcast meteorologists to celebrate last month's 50th Conference on Broadcast Meteorology! Today’s post highlights how the field has evolved over the decades.
July 3, 2023
When Wildfires Know No Boundaries, Scientists Must Cross Disciplines
I began to wonder if policymakers would be more attuned to the urgency for climate action now that the Nation’s Capital was experiencing some of the consequences that could become more prevalent in the near future.
September 6, 2023
International report confirms record-high greenhouse gases, global sea level, and ocean heat in 2022
August 30, 2023
American Meteorological Society Announces 2024 Weather, Water, and Climate Honorees
June 30, 2023
American Meteorological Society Issues Statement Affirming Importance of Equity, Inclusion, and Justice
June 15, 2023
Researchers: "Sustainable Adaptation" Must Drive Climate Strategy
March 28, 2023
Climate Knowledge is Critical to Supporting the Workforce of the Future
August 31, 2022
International Report Confirms Record-High Greenhouse Gases, Sea Levels and Ocean Heat in 2021

The international annual review of the world’s climate, led by scientists from NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information and published by the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society(AMS), is based on contributions from more than 530 scientists in over 60 countries. It provides the most comprehensive update on Earth’s climate indicators, notable weather events and other data collected by environmental monitoring stations and instruments located on land, water, ice and in space.

December 15, 2021
Annual Climate Attribution Research Examines 2020 Extreme Weather Events

Failed monsoon rains that reignited the southwestern US drought, massive flooding in central China, a spring heat wave in western Europe, and Siberian wildfires were some of the extreme weather events made more likely by human-caused climate change in 2020, according to new research published today in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society (BAMS).

December 9, 2021
New AMS Executive Director Named

I am happy to announce that the AMS Council has appointed Dr. Stella Kafka as the next AMS Executive Director. Stella comes to AMS from the American Association of Variable Star Observers (AAVSO), a nonprofit worldwide scientific and educational organization of amateur and professional astronomers, where she is currently Executive Director.

September 14, 2021
AMS Education Program Creating New Teacher Professional Development Course, Project Ice
The American Meteorological Society announces a new partnership with the Center for Oldest Ice Exploration (COLDEX), a National Science Foundation-funded effort lead by Oregon State University, to discover Antarctica's oldest ice and through it, learn more about how the Earth's climate has changed throughout its history.
August 25, 2021
International Report Confirms Record-High Greenhouse Gases, Sea Levels

Greenhouse gases and global sea levels both reached record highs in 2020—as the planet sweltered in a near-record warm year—according to the 31st annual State of the Climate report.