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

Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Science (ICAS), University Academic Fellowship
Leeds, West Yorkshire
University of Leeds, UK

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

NASA Postdoctoral Fellow
Nationwide, US Nationwide

Full-Time Faculty Position in Science
Chicago, IL
School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Edwards, CA
NASA-Armstrong Flight Research Center

Research Scientist
Silver Spring, MD

Visiting Assistant Professor - Meteorology/Geography
Athens, OH
Ohio University

Endowed Chair in Water Research
Providence, RI
Brown University, IBES

Research Associate, Airborne Atmospheric Sensing
Ottawa, ON
National Research Council

Assistant or Associate Professor
Salt Lake City, UT
University of Utah

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Spotlight: New AMS Annual Meeting Video

AMS Annual Meeting videoWatch the new AMS Annual Meeting video, which highlights all the great reasons to attend or present at the meeting. Learn more about networking, sharing, and connecting with colleagues and peers across the weather, water, and climate community. And don’t forget the next Annual Meeting is 10–14 January 2016 in New Orleans.

What's New

An exciting new article detailing international cooperation was published in the July issue of the Bulletin of the AMS. Check out “Cooperation on GPS Meteorology between the United States and Cuba” by Richard Anthes, Alan Robock, Juan Carlos Antuña-Marrero, Oswaldo García, John J. Braun, and René Estevan Arredondo. 

Video recordings of the AMS Policy Program’s 6 May Capitol Hill Briefing, “Inland Flooding: Reducing Risk and Mitigating Impacts,” are now available online. Learn about advances in flood mapping and on-the-ground examples of successful flood management, intervention, and recovery by interagency teams. The slides are also available for download on the briefing page.

2016 AMS membership renewal is now available online. RENEW today and enjoy 12 more months of benefits available only to AMS members. Not yet a member? Join now and enjoy all the benefits AMS membership has to offer. 

AMS Meetings, Events, and Deadlines

The theme for the 2016 Annual Meeting Presidential Forum has been announced! Learn more about the session that will kick off the 96th AMS Annual Meeting.

1 September
Information for the 44th Conference on Broadcast Meteorology is now available on our website. Check it out and submit an abstract—we hope to see you in Austin 15–16 June 2016!
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14–18 September
30 September
96th Annual Meeting Program and additional meeting information will be posted and acceptance notices will be sent.
2016 Meeting
Just announced! The 17th Conference on Mountain Meteorology, 27 June to 1 July in Burlington, Vermont! Mark your calendars and submit your abstract today!

Did You Know?

10 September is the first anniversary of AMS Soundings! Past issues are archived if you missed any.

The word “hurricane” is derived from “huracan,” a Taino and Carib god, or “hunraken,” the Mayan storm god? Consult the AMS Glossary of Meteorology!

The ballot for AMS President-Elect and Councilors is open for voting. Presidential Candidates are Matthew J. Parker and John R. Toohey-Morales.

Applications for the 2016 AMS Annual Meeting Travel Grants and Student Assistant Program are now open and available! One participant commented, “I just want to thank you for giving me the opportunity to be a student assistant. It was a pleasure for me to help the staff of the meeting. It was an amazing and unforgettable week, full of learning and incredible experiences.” The deadline date is 9 October.

2016 AMS Fellowship and Scholarship Program applications are now being accepted!

National Preparedness MonthSeptember is National Preparedness Month, culminating in America’s PrepareAthon Day on 30 September. Learn about severe weather and other types of hazards that can affect your community, and how to plan for them, at the PrepareAthon website. WHBF-TV4 recently interviewed the Western Illinois AMS Student Chapter about their recent weather preparedness event; have you considered holding a community event in your area?

Our Student Awardee page lists past award winners and their presentation topics—check it out!

Take Our Survey!
AMS Soundings will be conducting informal monthly surveys, with results posted the following month.

This month's question:  Have you ever experienced a hurricane?


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