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Some of the exciting professional opportunities that are available:

Aerial Reconnaissance Weather Officer
Keesler AFB, Mississippi
Air Force Reserve

Department Chair
Huntsville, Alabama
University of Alabama in Huntsville

Branch Chief Position, Great Lakes Modeling and Forecasting
Ann Arbor, Michigan
NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory

Software Engineer/Programmer II - NOAA NWS Integrated Dissemination Program (IDP)
College Park, Maryland
UCAR Visiting Scientist Programs

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Spotlight: AMS Specialty Meetings in 2015

AMS 2015 Washington Forum (20–23 April 2015, Washington, DC)

11th Symposium on Fire and Forest Meteorology (5–7 May 2015, Minneapolis, MN)

12th Conference on Polar Meteorology (20–22 May 2015, Whistler, BC, Canada)

43rd Conference on Broadcast Meteorology (9–12 June 2015, Raleigh, NC)

Third Conference on Weather Warnings and Communication (9–12 June 2015, Raleigh, NC)

20th Conference on Atmospheric and Oceanic Fluid Dynamics (15–19 June 2015, Minneapolis, MN)

27th Conference on Weather Analysis and Forecasting/23rd Conference on Numerical Weather Prediction (29 June–3 July 2015, Chicago, IL)

12th Symposium on the Urban Environment  (20–24 July 2015, Toulouse, France)

16th Conference on Mesoscale Processes (3–7 August 2015, Boston, MA)

2015 AMS Summer Community Meeting (4–6 August 2015, Raleigh, NC)

37th Conference on Radar Meteorology with Exhibit Program (14–18 September 2015, Norman, OK)

11th International Conference on Southern Hemisphere Meteorology and Oceanography (5–9 October 2015, Santiago, Chile)


What's New

AMS is seeking member volunteers with relevant expertise to participate in a Congressional Visits Day focused on climate science. The purpose of the visits is to provide members of Congress the best possible access to scientific information on climate science. The deadline to apply is 16 January.

AMS Bookstore PresentRead the new “AMS Insight,” which discusses climate change and managing risk. AMS Insights are perspectives that connect AMS Statements with current events and news.

AMS Bookstore PresentAMS Books has released An Observer’s Guide to Clouds and Weather: A Northeastern Primer on Prediction by Toby Carlson, Paul Knight, and Celia Wyckoff. This informative and accessible guide walks readers through the process of making weather predictions through understanding cloud types and sky formations. It connects fundamental meteorological concepts with the processes that shape weather patterns and will make a potential expert of any dedicated student or reader.

Upcoming Dates:

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Deadline for undergraduate and minority scholarship applications; deadline for Graduate Fellowship in the History of Science applications

Did You Know?

The AMS Education Program has launched MSI-REaCH: Reconstructing Earth's Climate History. This professional development program is for geoscience faculty at minority-serving institutions. The program will be held 21–27 June 2015 in College Station, TX. For information, contact Elizabeth Mills.

For 2014 (through November) the peer review times for AMS periodicals (BAMS and the technical journals) averaged 64 days from completed submission to initial decision and 154 days to final disposition. These record-setting times reflect the hard work of AMS volunteer editors and the peer review support staff. When you combine this with production times now averaging less than 100 days (for the technical journals), we hope you will choose to submit your manuscripts to the AMS!

The AMS is an inclusive society in that it welcomes not only persons who work in areas that further the goals of the Society but also those with a general interest in the science and its applications. Start the new year off by taking advantage of great member benefits, including complimentary subscriptions to Physics Today and BAMS and reduced rates for Weatherwise magazine, conferences, short courses, books, and preprints. Join now!

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