American Meteorological Society (1919; Boston; 1,200+ fellows; www.ametsoc.org).
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 13,000 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.
- K-12 Teachers – Trains teachers to boost their STEM curriculum and thereby impacts millions of students across the nation
- Undergraduate Faculty – An introductory Earth science course on weather, ocean and climate
- Career Resources – Supports career building for students and “experienced professional in the private, public, or academic sector”
- Annual Reports
- An extensive library of scientific journals, books, monographs, etc.
- Living in the Real World: How Thinking and Acting Like Meteorologists Will Help Save the Planet (Feb 2014, 280p, $30) – By William H. Hooke on approaching environmental issues collaboratively
- The Thinking Person’s Guide to Climate Change 2nd ed. (2019, 480p, $30) – By Robert Henson. A “comprehensive, yet accessible, overview of where climate science stands today, acknowledging controversies but standing strong in its stance that the climate is changing”
Leadership: Roger M. Wakimoto (President)
Budget: ~$20m (2017)