Climate Change

American Meteorological Society

Organization Descriptions

In Brief

1919, Boston;


(1919, Boston;

Promotes development and dissemination of information and education on the atmospheric and related oceanic and hydrologic sciences and the advancement of their professional applications. AMS has a membership of more than 14,000 professionals, students, and weather enthusiasts. Publishes eleven atmospheric and related oceanic and hydrologic journals (, sponsors more than 12 conferences annually, and offers numerous programs and services. Recent AMS books include Living in the Real World: How Thinking and Acting Like Meteorologists Will Help Save the Planet by Senior Policy Fellow William H. Hooke (AMS, Feb 2014, 280p, $30), on approaching environmental issues collaboratively, and The Thinking Person’s Guide to Climate Change by Robert Henson (AMS/University of Chicago Press, June 2014, 480p, $30). President: William B. Gail; email:; President-Elect: Alexander E. MacDonald.

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