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Avalanche Safety 101

AMS Staff | Default | Mar 12, 2024

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Catching Electrical Storms

Graeme Guy | News Item | Feb 12, 2024

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Picking Up the Pace

AMS Staff | News Item | Feb 9, 2024

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The Melt That Changed The World

AMS Staff | News Item | Feb 8, 2024

Weather Band Spotlight

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Genene Fisher

Genene Fisher is a Program Scientist in the NASA Heliophysics Space Weather Program. Throughout her career, Genene has worked with government, industry, academia, and international organizations to improve space weather science and services to build the resilience of our Nation to space weather impacts. She is a former Commissioner of the AMS Scientific and Technological Activities Commission (STAC).

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Question of the Day Challenge: AMS in Baltimore

AMS Staff | News Item | Jan 25, 2024

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Clear Skies Ahead: Kayla Hudson

AMS Staff | News Item | Jan 23, 2024

Kayla Hudson, a recent meteorology graduate of Jackson State University, on opportunities she pursued inside and outside of school that she believed would be beneficial in securing a job. For more, listen to the Clear Skies Ahead podcast, with new episodes released every month.

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Winter Lake-Effect Systems: Scientific and Educational Adventures to Further Our Knowledge and Prediction of Lake-Effect Storms

AMS Staff | Webinar | Jan 18, 2024

A team of expert scientists discuss their collaborative efforts and lessons learned from field campaigns designed to better understand and forecast intense lake-effect storms.

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Sea Level Bubbling Over

AMS Staff | News Item | Jan 15, 2024

QUESTION: How is glacial ice different from other kinds of ice, and what does that difference have to do with global sea levels?

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Living On the Real World, With William H. Hooke - Earthlings, Your Host Planet Would Like a Word

William H. Hooke | News Item | Jan 15, 2024

William H. Hooke is former director of the AMS Policy Program. This essay was posted August 10, 2023 on his blog, https://www.livingontherealworld.org. In 2010, AMS published his book, Living on the Real World: How Thinking and Acting Like Meteorologists Will Help Save the Planet.

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2024 Jamposium FAQs Answered!

AMS Staff | News Item | Jan 12, 2024

Melissa Griffin, the incoming Weather Band Committee Chair, is here to answer some frequently asked questions about the 2024 Jamposium! 

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A Different Kind of Cold War

AMS Staff | News Item | Jan 11, 2024

424,000–374,000 years ago — The period when large parts of Greenland were free of ice and plant life was able to grow, according to a study published in Science.

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Extreme Weather Events: 2023 In Review

AMS Staff | Webinar | Dec 28, 2023

WeatherNation's Lead Meteorologist Steve Glazier recaps the top ten weather events in the United States this year. 

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Living On the Real World, With William H. Hooke

William H. Hooke | News Item | Dec 26, 2023

K–12 Climate Science Education: The Worldwide Picture

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Hurricanes of 2023: A Review

AMS Staff | Default | Dec 21, 2023

The 2023 hurricane season has come to a close. It’s been an eventful few months, with some strange storms! 

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Mitigating a Toll on Coral

AMS Staff | News Item | Dec 15, 2023

Marine heat waves caused by El Niño “are the greatest threat to coral reef ecosystems globally,” says Michael Fox of King Abdullah University of Science and Technology.

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Thor's Apprentice: An Action Adventure About On-demand Weather Modification

AMS Staff | Webinar | Dec 15, 2023

Keith Seitter spoke with Bob Russell, an experienced meteorologist turned author, about his latest action-packed novel, “Thor’s Apprentice”. The story explores the concept of on demand weather manipulation in our lifetime. While the book is fiction, the idea of controlling weath

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The Never-Ending Stormy

AMS Staff | News Item | Dec 10, 2023

1876—The year of the first recorded storm on Saturn, which new research published in Science Advances has found still lingers in the planet’s atmosphere almost 150 years later.

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Snowflakes are Six-Sided (not Four- or Eight-sided), and other Ice Crystal Shape Considerations

Lourdes B. Avilés, Ph.D. | News Item | Dec 8, 2023

For years, I've been keeping a close eye on representations of snowflakes, always thrilled when I spot the scientifically accurate six-sided ones but cringing when I see four- or eight-sided renditions. Although I usually keep this to myself, there was that one memorable craft show encounter wher

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Clear Skies Ahead: Kelly Núñez Ocasio

AMS Staff | News Item | Dec 4, 2023

Kelly Núñez Ocasio, a postdoctoral fellow at the Mesoscale and Microscale Meteorology Laboratory at NCAR, on what she enjoys most about her job. 

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Make 'Snow' Mistakes: Tips for Measuring Winter Precipitation

AMS Staff | Webinar | Nov 28, 2023

Whether you admire the beauty of snow or find it a winter inconvenience, accurate snow observations are crucial for understanding the hydrological cycle. Join us in discovering CoCoRaHS' techniques to ensure precise measurements of snowfall, snow depth, and snow-water equivalent.

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Lacking the Pack

AMS Staff | News Item | Nov 20, 2023

In the North American West, where mountain snow is essential for water supplies throughout the region, accurately determining the extent of the snowpack is crucial for water resource planning.

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Flash-tastic!

AMS Staff | News Item | Nov 20, 2023

2,615 per minute—The peak number of lightning flashes in the volcanic plume during the eruption of the Hunga Volcano in Tonga in January of 2022, which a recent study calls “the most intense lightning rates ever documented in Earth's atmosphere.”

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Readings - In Brief

AMS Staff | News Item | Nov 19, 2023

Three books are presented for your consideration - Flashes of Brilliance: The Science and Wonder of Arizona Lightning, Tornado Alert: Saving Lives in the Eye of the Storm:  How Technology Can Help Us Survive Tornadoes in 2023, and Immeasurable Weather: Meteorological Data and

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