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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.

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Clam-oring for Data

What the quahog clam can tell us about ancient climate. 

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Interview: Understanding the Science of Uncertainty

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.

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In Search of Drought

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.

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Readings - In Brief

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. 

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Mariama Feaster

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.

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More Than A Scientist: Samuel Larsen

Q&A with Samuel Larsen, Xcel Energy Data Scientist and member of the AMS Board on Early Career Professionals.

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William Turner IV

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.

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They Have the An(t)swers on Snow Depth

Inspired by the movement of ants within a colony, Hu took a novel approach to the limitations of using lidar for measuring snow depth.

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Clear Skies Ahead: Alyssa Bates

ALYSSA BATES is the research associate at the Cooperative Institute for Severe and High-Impact Weather Research and Operations.

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July 31, 2024
Staying Cool: How to Prevent Heat-Related Illnesses During Another Hot Summer
Staying Cool: How to Prevent Heat-Related Illnesses During Another Hot Summer

According to the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 2023 was the warmest year in global temperature records dating back to 1850, and 2024 is expected to be well above average and possibly even hotter. In the summer months with all of the heat, it is important to monitor how your body feels in the heat to prevent heat-related illnesses. This webinar will explain what actions you can take to combat extreme heat impacts to your health this summer. 

For more information on the topic before the webinar, read the WB article: https://www.amsweatherband.org/index.cfm/weatherband/articles/extreme-heat-and-health-impacts-and-preparedness-for-summer-2024/.

July 23, 2024
Tornado on the Ground: DOW insights from 2024 tornadoes, including the Greenfield, IA EF4
Tornado on the Ground: DOW insights from 2024 tornadoes, including the Greenfield, IA EF4

On May 21, 2024, DOW radars near Greenfield, IA, recorded EF4 tornado windspeeds of 309-318 mph, among the fastest ever! Hear from scientists who've gotten up close with tornadoes in 2024, and learn how the NSF-funded BEST project will enhance tornado prediction and safety.

July 10, 2024
Lightning Safety: Lightning Prediction System
Lightning Safety: Lightning Prediction System

Sixty percent of lightning and three-quarters of lightning fatalities in the U.S. occurs between June and August. Keep an eye on the weather forecast before your outdoor plans and consider postponing if thunderstorms are expected. If you’re outside and you hear thunder, just remember: When thunder roars, go indoors!

By Chris Vagasky
July 9, 2024
Charlotte Microburst
Charlotte Microburst

Strong microburst during a summer thunderstorm.

By Brandi Johns
July 9, 2024
California Sky Watcher: Understanding Weather Patterns and What Comes Next
California Sky Watcher: Understanding Weather Patterns and What Comes Next

As an AMS member spanning four decades, I am sharing recent research and resources that should attract and inform anyone interested in California’s weather and climate. We are sharing a colorful and informative website that includes California weather stories and updates from each season. Surf through our stories and enjoy learning about the latest from the Golden State. You might even want to contribute some of your discoveries to our website in the form of stories, images, or links to other research.

By William Selby
July 7, 2024
Like Photoshop For Satellites
Like Photoshop For Satellites

PROBLEM: Satellites collect a wealth of information about Earth, but data they collect about the planet’s water bodies either have high spatial detail with just occasional updates or lower spatial detail with more frequent updates, forcing scientists to choose between accuracy and frequency. Data fusion, which combines data snapshots from multiple sources, is used as a workaround but is limited by sensitivity to atmospheric disturbances and other climatic factors that can result in noise, outliers, and missing data.

SOLUTION: ...

July 4, 2024
Fireworks, Weather and Waves: What to know, see and do for any holiday beach visit
Fireworks, Weather and Waves:  What to know, see and do for any holiday beach visit

Whatever coastline is in your summer plans, always respect the water and remember that where weather, water, waves, and people meet, stay situationally aware to keep the lifeguards dry and your holiday safe and fun. 
 

By Bruckner Chase
July 1, 2024
Blame It on the Aerosols
Blame It on the Aerosols

Q: When increasing greenhouse gases (GHGs) help to further heat Earth’s atmosphere and oceans, water evaporates more easily from the warmed seas and into the warmer air that can hold more water vapor, which should lead to more precipitation. Why then have many studies not clearly shown twentieth-century precipitation increases in concert with GHG levels?

June 24, 2024
Clear Skies Ahead: Ginger Zee
Clear Skies Ahead: Ginger Zee

Ginger Zee, chief meteorologist and chief climate correspondent of the Climate Unit at ABC News in New York, on experiences she pursued to improve her on-air skills. For more, listen to the Clear Skies Ahead podcast (https://blubrry.com/clear_skies_ahead/), with new episodes released every month.

June 21, 2024
A Force to Be Reckoned With: How Large Storm Complexes Rock the Summertime Landscape
A Force to Be Reckoned With: How Large Storm Complexes Rock the Summertime Landscape

Lines or complexes of thunderstorms can have far greater impacts than a single storm. Hear from experts about these monster events, field campaigns to study them, and their future in a warming climate. 

June 17, 2024
A Classic MCS
A Classic MCS

If you have awakened in the middle of the night to the sound of thunder and heavy rain, chances are, you have experienced a Mesoscale Convective System (MCS), or perhaps it’s larger sibling, the Mesoscale Convective Complex (MCC.) Using modern remote sensing tools and some good old fashioned ground truth observations, we can easily form an accurate picture of these weather systems and their impacts.

By Ted Best
June 17, 2024
Mekong Storm
Mekong Storm

A storm on top of the Mekong River, one of the biggest rivers in south Asia.

By Ebrahim Alipoor
June 14, 2024
Beach Safety: Perspectives from the Blue IQ Event
Beach Safety: Perspectives from the Blue IQ Event

See how our 51st Conference on Broadcast Meteorology Blue IQ Event participants learned how to interpret beach forecasts and conditions to avoid dangerous situations, the challenges of water rescues, and effective communication for beach safety.

June 10, 2024
What the Sky Sings About
What the Sky Sings About

Sky on fire.

By Akzharkyn Kuandyk
June 9, 2024
Lightning over Bangkok
Lightning over Bangkok

Usually I travel with my camera, but as a rule I use it only when nature or the weather is in a rare or unusual condition. As a result of that night, I took about 300 shots and only one was lucky for me - I managed to catch a very beautiful lightning bolt right over Bangkok.
 

By Vasily Iakovlev
June 3, 2024
Kansas Supercell
Kansas Supercell

Chasing a Kansas supercell. 

By Brian Harrison
May 27, 2024
The Happy Dust-Eater
The Happy Dust-Eater

The day after my 28th wedding anniversary, the day of the photo and last day of my recovery before returning to work as a television meteorologist, I was watching radar from home as storms developed across the Panhandle of Texas. I’ve looked at hundreds of storm structure diagrams over the years so I know the mechanics, but there is nothing like seeing them at work in person.

By Kevin Selle
May 19, 2024
A New Kind of War Effort
A New Kind of War Effort

 During World War II, sailors on U.S. Navy ships in the Pacific Ocean were required to log meteorological conditions every hour. How can this valuable data be made more easily accessible?

May 13, 2024
Look, Up in the Sky! It's...Superbolts!
Look, Up in the Sky! It's...Superbolts!

Superbolts are 1,000 times more energetic than the average lightning bolt. Although they comprise less than 1% of all lightning, they can wreak havoc on ships and infrastructure when they do strike.

May 7, 2024
Extreme Heat and Health Impacts and Preparedness for Summer 2024
Extreme Heat and Health Impacts and Preparedness for Summer 2024

It is important to monitor how your body feels in the heat. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), extreme heat caused more emergency department visits associated with heat-related illnesses in May – September 2023 than previous years, especially among males ages 18-64. So, what actions can you take to prepare for extreme heat this summer?

By Amber Liggett
May 6, 2024
Huntersville Supercell
Huntersville Supercell

Green sky supercell in Huntersville. 

By Zoey Uram
May 6, 2024
Readings - Interview: Creating Community at the Ends of the Earth
Readings - Interview: Creating Community at the Ends of the Earth

BAMS spoke with Elizabeth Rush about her new book, The Quickening: Creation and Community at the Ends of the Earth. Rush is also the author of Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, and her work has appeared in a wide range of publications from The New York Times to Orion and Guernica

May 6, 2024
2024 Total Solar Eclipse Community Story Map
2024 Total Solar Eclipse Community Story Map

Discover the stories and observations of the AMS Weather Band community during the 2024 Total Solar Eclipse.

May 3, 2024
Weather You Know: Severe Weather Trivia Night
Weather You Know: Severe Weather Trivia Night

Weather You Know: Severe Weather Trivia Night (May 2, 2024)

April 30, 2024
Fire Rainbow
Fire Rainbow

What we see represented in this photo is what some would call a rare opportunity to capture. The phenomenon is referred to as "Circumhorizontal arc" or some call it a "fire rainbow" or a "sundog". This occurrence was my first experience seeing one of these in person and it couldn't have been any better! The brightness and clearness of it lasted for about 10 minutes and was seen from people hundreds of miles away so it was definitely enjoyed by a lot of people.

By Tyler Kennedy