Ted Best is a lifelong weather enthusiast who enjoys volunteering and writing. He has served as a Skywarn storm spotter, ham radio Skywarn coordinator (KD5JEO), and a CoCoRaHS volunteer observer. He has been an associate member of the AMS since 2002, and was a member of the North Texas local chapter while living in Texas. His weather interests include severe storms, mesoscale convective systems, and Alberta clippers (a result of moving to Minnesota.) He is very grateful for the opportunities to co-author two case studies on convective wind events for online journals. He has authored two Weather Band articles, one on stratocumulus and the other on a mesoscale convective vortex, which he co-authored with a fellow enthusiast.
Douglas Hilderbrand and Katie Pflaumer | News Item | Nov 14, 2023
Get ready for the first El Niño winter since 2018-19. Likely to be the strongest El Niño in more than a decade, this will be one of the main factors affecting global weather patterns this winter.
AMS Staff | News Item | Nov 9, 2023
Adam Sobel, professor of applied physics and applied mathematics and of Earth and environmental sciences at Columbia University, sat down with authors Craig Bohren and Bruce Albrecht to talk about the second edition of their book, Atmospheric Thermodynamics.
AMS Staff | News Item | Oct 29, 2023
Melissa Burt, associate professor and associate dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Colorado State University, on how an internship led her in the direction of a research career. For more, listen to the Clear Skies Ahead podcast, with new episodes released every month.
AMS Staff | Webinar | Oct 10, 2023
On October 10, 2018, Hurricane Michael made landfall near Mexico Beach, Florida, and became the first Category 5 hurricane to make landfall in the contiguous United States since Hurricane Andrew in 1992.
AMS Staff | Webinar | Oct 5, 2023
Our first AMS Weather Band Trivia Night! It was a thrilling battle of weather knowledge, where enthusiasts competed on various weather topics. Participants aimed to secure a spot on the leaderboard and win AMS prizes.
AMS Staff | News Item | Sep 20, 2023
BAMS talked with Thomas Huang about the book Big Data Analytics in Earth, Atmospheric, and Ocean Sciences, of which he is the lead editor. The book explores new tools for the analysis and display of the rapidly increasing volume of data about the Earth and is part of the AGU Special Publications