Brad Nelson, a seasoned meteorologist with 18 years of storm chasing experience, has witnessed incredible weather phenomena, including striking lightning and captivating mammatus clouds.
Meteorologist Brad Nelson and Melanie Metz witnessed an explosive updraft develop into an EF-4 tornado while storm chasing near Fergus Falls, Minnesota, which caused significant damage.
BAMS recently spoke with Tim Palmer about his new book, The Primacy of Doubt: From Quantum Physics to Climate Change, How the Science of Uncertainty Can Help Us Understand Our Chaotic World.
Brandi Gamelin of Argonne National Laboratory discusses recent research that employs vapor pressure deficit (VPD) rather than precipitation as a method to forecast drought in the United States.
Three books are presented for your consideration. Introduction to the Physics and Techniques of Remote Sensing (Third Edition) discusses the use of remote sensing for a variety of sciences and studies. Atmospheric Evolution on Inhabited and Lifeless Worlds explains how atmospheric evolution can determine a planet's habitability. Beyond Carbon Neutral: How We Fix the Climate Crisis Now presents strategies for addressing climate change with tools currently in place.
Mariama Feaster, graduate research assistant at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, on how her undergraduate experience helped shape the direction of her career goals.
Postdoctoral student Peiyun Shi conducts unique research - with space weather implications - on magnetic reconnection and utilizes a laser-based diagnostic to probe plasma.
Q&A with Samuel Larsen, Xcel Energy Data Scientist and member of the AMS Board on Early Career Professionals.
Forecasting weather in mountainous regions can be hindered by complex topography, placing lives in danger. An apparent temperature forecast based on a high-resolution simulation may be helpful in mitigating risk of hypothermia and other dangers in such hazardous locations.
Are you eager to immerse yourself into the weather, water, and climate field? Explore opportunities at the AMS 103rd annual meeting in January 2023. Stay tuned for shared recorded presentations of interest from the 2023 Annual Meeting.
William Turner IV, a Ph.D. student in atmospheric sciences at the University of California, Davis, on his decision to pursue a doctoral degree and the process that involved.
In 1873, the U.S. War Department began producing a monthly report on the weather. Now it's in its 150th year of publication!
Ken Graham shares his career path, memorable experiences and new priorities for NOAA's National Weather Service.
By including monthly surface area information for specific bodies of water for the years 1984–2015, ReaLSAT (Reservoir and Lake Surface Area Timeseries) shows how lakes and reservoirs have changed over time, which will aid the study of how a changing climate is impacting bodies of fresh water.
In this webinar, Phil Klotzbach discusses how active the season was, notable storms and impacts, and controversial topics such as the value of the Saffir-Simpson scale and the Cone of Uncertainty.
The Northern Vermont University Lyndon student chapter attended the 47th Annual Northeastern Storm Conference in Burlington, Vermont.
The second annual event of the “Eye Towards the Sky” speaker series covers hurricanes and the effects of a warming atmosphere on their intensity and frequency.
Temperature swings can be subtle, stunning, or somewhere in between, depending in large part on what you’re used to. In a moist tropical climate, like the one that prevails over much of Hawai’i, the typical difference between nighttime lows and afternoon highs may be less than 20°F.
Bow echoes indicate the potential for severe weather. Ted Best documents the evolution of a bow echo MCS across southern Minnesota.
The Weather Band is pleased to announce the winners of our 2022 Photo Contest!
Scientists have encountered difficulty determining long-term hurricane trends “Only hurricanes that affected people’s lives were known and reported,” notes Suzana Camargo of Columbia University. However, Camargo and colleagues created an algorithm that identified tropical cyclones back to 1850 in the Twentieth Century Reanalysis (20CR) dataset, which uses historical global climate observations to reconstruct weather patterns.
Explore how Penn State’s online Weather Forecasting Certificate program can turn weather enthusiasts and those who work in weather-related careers into weather information power users to enhance their hobbies or careers.
20%—The approximate decline in ozone depletion during recent Antarctic winters compared to 2005, according to new research published in Geophysical Research Letters that also confirms the decrease is the result of declining levels of chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs).
Professional meteorologists who have written children's books about weather discuss the subject matter of each author's books, their motivation for writing their books, and the reactions they've received. The panelists also share previews of pages from their books.
1954 — The year that the new Anthropocene era started, defined by industrialization and changes in energy usage and the global population and economy, according to a recent study that analyzed radioactive materials taken from the Pacific Ocean.