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Below are some of the exciting professional opportunities that are available on the AMS Job Board:

Assistant/Associate Faculty
Fort Collins, CO
Colorado State University

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Meteorology
Mount Pleasant, MI
Central Michigan University

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Climate Dynamics
Santa Barbara, CA
University of California, Santa Barbara

Post-Doctoral Research Scientist
Norman, OK
School of Meteorology, University of Oklahoma

San Diego, CA

Climate and Coastal Hazards Science Faculty Position
Chapel Hill, NC
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Assistant Professor of Earth & Environment
Boston, MA
Boston University - Earth & Environment

Postdoctoral Research Scientist
Palisades, NY
International Research Institute for Climate and Society of Columbia University

Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Physical Oceanography
Montreal, PQ
McGill University

Project Scientist I: GFDL Decadal Variability, Predictability and Prediction Project
Princeton, NJ
UCAR Visiting Scientist Programs


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Spotlight: 2016 AMS Award Winners

Award WinnersThe 2016 AMS award winners have been announced! AMS Awards allow our community to acknowledge those individuals, teams of people, and organizations whose work should be recognized for its greater purpose and value to the entire enterprise. See the full list of recipients online. Congratulations to all the winners, and thank you to everyone who sent in a nomination!

AMS Annual Meeting

The 96th AMS Annual Meeting is coming up fast! Abstract acceptances are sent and the scientific program is available. As you plan your travel, consider arriving in New Orleans in time to attend one of the fantastic short courses offered on the weekend!

Attention students! The deadline for applications is quickly approaching for travel grants and the student assistant program. Seniors and graduate students are eligible for grants, and undergraduates willing to assist at the meeting can receive hotel accommodations and a per diem. Apply now! Deadline is 9 October.

What's New

The AMS Council is currently seeking volunteers to serve on the drafting committee for a new statement on Atmospheric Ozone.

The AMS Policy Program will be conducting a two-day workshop on 2–3 December in Washington, D.C., on technology transfer. “From Innovation to Societal Benefit: The Way There” will focus on the national importance of getting tech transfer right, across the whole of the national agenda, but especially when applying the geosciences to natural resources, hazards, and environmental protection. Get in touch with Bill Hooke or Thalia Patrinos with ideas or questions.

Check out the student award winners from the 20th Conference on Atmospheric and Oceanic Fluid Dynamics and the 37th Conference on Radar Meteorology.

Our Changing Climate CoverThe AMS Education Program has published two new e-books: Living with Our Changing Climate  investigates Earth’s climate system, climate variability, and climate change, as well as how they impact society. Weather Studies: Introduction to Atmospheric Science explores the atmosphere from an Earth-system perspective; with the new 6th edition we’re embracing digital books to bring meteorology to students nationwide. 

Important Dates

18–22 April 2016
32nd Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology, San Juan, Puerto Rico. Mark your calendars and submit your abstract today!
15–19 August 2016

Did You Know?

The ballot for AMS President-Elect and Councilors is open for voting. The deadline to vote is 10 November

The AMS Board for Private Sector Meteorologists has a mentorship program that fosters one-on-one personal interactions between mentors employed in the private sector and students interested in working in the private sector. If you are a professional interested in becoming a mentor or a student who would like to apply for a mentorship, the deadline for applications is 15 November

From 7 to 10 September, Monique Kuglitsch, Tom Champoux, and Sandy MacDonald attended the European Meteorological Society/European Conference on Applications of Meteorology (EMS/ECAM) annual meeting in Sofia, Bulgaria. The AMS booth promoted our membership, journals, and books. In addition, on 9 September, a meeting between AMS and EMS explored ways that our societies can more closely collaborate in the future.

AMS Annual Meeting video

(left to right) Sandy MacDonald (AMS President), Horst Boettger
(EMS President), Martina Junge (EMS Executive Secretary), Monique Kuglitsch (AMS Technical Editor), and Tom Champoux (AMS Director of Communications)

Survey Results!

Here are the results of last month’s survey question: “Have you ever experienced a hurricane?”

AMS Annual Meeting video

Take this month’s survey: Have you ever attended an AMS Annual Meeting?


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