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May 10, 2023
It's Getting Dusty Out Here
It's Getting Dusty Out Here

Researchers utilized satellite and ground data to calculate that there are about 26 million tons of microscopic mineral particles in the air globally.

May 8, 2023
Becky DePodwin
Becky DePodwin

The emergency management community, including first responders, is addressing burnout and mental health challenges through a Caucus that raises awareness, provides resources, and fosters necessary conversations for meaningful change.

May 5, 2023
Up, Up, and Away
Up, Up, and Away

230 meters (750 feet)— The average yearly increase in the maximum height of smoke plumes from wildfires in the Sierra Nevada ecoregion of California for the years 2003–2020

May 5, 2023
Personal Reflections on the Evolution of Weather Forecasting with Dr. Robert Atlas
Personal Reflections on the Evolution of Weather Forecasting with Dr. Robert Atlas

Dr. Atlas highlights from some of the research that he has been involved in over the last 50 years and shares his personal experiences.

By Robert Atlas
May 3, 2023
The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of a December Tornado Outbreak
The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of a December Tornado Outbreak

Join meteorologist John Gordon for a webinar on the Quad State Outbreak and gain insights into the assessment of one of the deadliest tornado outbreaks in Kentucky history.

May 3, 2023
Hurricanes Turn Up the Heat
Hurricanes Turn Up the Heat
April 25, 2023
Lightning Data
Lightning Data

As spring approaches, lightning season intensifies, with June, July, and August accounting for 64% of annual cloud-to-ground lightning. Awareness is crucial during this period of increased outdoor activities, and accessing lightning data becomes vital for safety and prompt action.

By Chris Vagasky
April 24, 2023
The 48th Northeastern Storm Conference: A Resounding Success
The 48th Northeastern Storm Conference: A Resounding Success

The 48th Annual Northeastern Storm Conference in Burlington, VT brought together over 200 attendees for academic presentations, workshops, NWS tours, networking, and a career fair.

By Gabrielle Brown
April 13, 2023
Less Rains Down in Africa
Less Rains Down in Africa

The five African countries that have experienced the greatest increase in drought conditions since the early 1980s are Somalia, Sudan, South Africa, South Sudan, and Namibia.

April 13, 2023
Storm Chasing Through the Eyes of Maestros
Storm Chasing Through the Eyes of Maestros

Meteorologists Amber Liggett and Dr. Ashton Robinson Cook highlight their experiences and lessons learned in storm chasing, emphasizing the reasons for storm chasing, anecdotes, safety precautions, forecasting techniques, and potential risks involved, with the purpose of informing and guiding those interested in the activity.

By Amber Liggett and Dr Ashton Robinson Cook
April 10, 2023
Angel Enriquez
Angel Enriquez

Angel Enriquez, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service Forecast Office in Glasgow, Montana, shares his insights on valuable opportunities for career advancement in meteorology on the Clear Skies Ahead podcast, with monthly episode releases.

April 7, 2023
It's Getting Dusty Out Here
It's Getting Dusty Out Here

New research published in Nature Reviews Earth & Environment reveals that global atmospheric desert dust has significantly increased since preindustrial times and has a slight cooling effect on Earth, potentially concealing up to 8% of the planet's warming in climate projections.

April 5, 2023
Sky High
Sky High

A recent study utilized the parallax effect to accurately measure the height of a volcanic plume by analyzing images taken from multiple lines of sight. This overcame the limitations of traditional infrared-based methods, and allowed for the first direct observation of a plume reaching the mesosphere.

April 3, 2023
Superstorm 1950 with David Call
Superstorm 1950 with David Call

Explore the impact of Superstorm 1950, the greatest simultaneous blizzard, ice storm, windstorm, and cold outbreak of the twentieth century. 
 

March 27, 2023
Interview with Sonali Shukla McDermid
Interview with Sonali Shukla McDermid

Sonali Shukla McDermid, the new editor-in-chief of Earth Interactions (EI), aims to foster interdisciplinary research on Earth system interactions and expand the journal's scope. 

March 24, 2023
Readings: Interview - Reinforcing the Foundations of Climate and Weather Prediction
Readings: Interview - Reinforcing the Foundations of Climate and Weather Prediction

Andrew N. Staniforth's new book provides a comprehensive and unified account of the fundamental equations for climate and weather prediction models, emphasizing generality, scientific rigor, and unification in atmospheric and oceanic modeling.

March 22, 2023
The Unpredictable Weather of Kyrgyzstan
The Unpredictable Weather of Kyrgyzstan

Yannick Cocard and his friends encountered a torrential rainstorm while driving to Song-Kul in Kyrgyzstan, but after the rain cleared, they were captivated by the vast and untouched scenery, finding hospitality and a breathtaking night sky with the locals.

By Yannick Cocard
March 20, 2023
Collaboration between AMS Weather Band and Local Chapters
Collaboration between AMS Weather Band and Local Chapters

Want to learn how local weather enthusiasts can get involved with local chapters? This webinar is for you!
 

March 17, 2023
Justin Sharpe
Justin Sharpe

Justin Sharpe, a research scientist at the University of Oklahoma, shares valuable insights for aspiring social science professionals on the Clear Skies Ahead podcast.

March 13, 2023
Resilience Within: How Simple It May Be
Resilience Within: How Simple It May Be

Unorthodox thought processing disrupts the existing order, increasing entropy in a system, yet potentially leading to the emergence of a new, albeit more disordered, structured order, acting as a catalyst for system restructuring and buying time or entropy in the process.

By Dr. J. Cory Demko
March 13, 2023
Tomorrow's Scientists
Tomorrow's Scientists

At the 72nd International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in Atlanta, Georgia, the American Meteorological Society (AMS) awarded seven high school students for outstanding atmospheric science projects, part of the Regeneron ISEF program with students from the United States and 62 other countries participating in a hybrid event.

March 9, 2023
A Hard(er) Rain's A-Gonna Fall
A Hard(er) Rain's A-Gonna Fall

A new study by Daniel Horton and Ryan Harp of Northwestern University found that rainfall intensity has increased in much of the United States, particularly in the eastern, southern, and midwestern regions, posing challenges for water resource management and emphasizing the need for flood-resistant infrastructure.

March 8, 2023
Clam-oring for Data
Clam-oring for Data

What the quahog clam can tell us about ancient climate. 

March 6, 2023
Spring Break in The Impact Zone? Relax, for the perfect vacation and the safest!
Spring Break in The Impact Zone?   Relax, for the perfect vacation and the safest!

To ensure safety during Spring Break beach trips, maintaining situational awareness of changing conditions, understanding the three beach zones (Safe Zone, Awareness Zone, and Impact Zone), and practicing "Take Ten" for assisting others in trouble are essential measures emphasized in order to enjoy a relaxing and secure vacation.

By Bruckner Chase
March 2, 2023
Marshmallatus
Marshmallatus

Grady Dixon and Dr. Josh Durkee led a storm-chasing course, retreating to their hotel in Ada after chasing a supercell, and the day ended with students sharing their photos online while the instructors reflected on the value of the experience.

By Grady Dixon