Join us in Seattle from January 22–26, 2017 along with over 4,100 fellow scientists, educators, students, and other professionals from across the weather, water, and climate community to share, learn, and collaborate.

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Meeting Theme

“Observations Lead the Way”

In all issues facing the American Meteorological Society (AMS) and the professions it serves, the first priority should always be to obtain the necessary observations and information. Whether to address numerical weather prediction, climate, situational awareness, economic value of forecasts, societal impacts, or any other need, data-driven, science-driven decisions move our community and society forward.

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By The Numbers

533 Sessions

2,325 Oral Presentations

1,436 Poster Presentations

20,500 Sq Ft of Exhibits

Posts from the Front Page Blog

16 January 2017
Thanks for Sharing
by Jeff Rosenfeld, Editor in Chief, BAMS One of the great challenges of parenthood is teaching kids how to share. All too often the stigmatizing message spreads amongst parents at your toddler’s preschool: your little Izzie isn’t “sharing” with the other kids. Sharing is a difficult skill to teach at any age. The problem is, […]
16 January 2017
The Network of Mutuality at the AMS Annual Meeting
“We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny” wrote Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., from a jail cell in Birmingham, Alabama, in 1963. “Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly….Anyone who lives inside the United States can never be considered an outsider anywhere within its borders.” On this day, […]
6 January 2017
Don’t Stay Neutral
by Keith Seitter, AMS Executive Director Back in September, I had the privilege of taking part in an excellent workshop on sexual harassment in the sciences that was convened by AGU in collaboration with several other societies. Several sessions of the workshop included discussion on how to reduce the potential for harassment at scientific meetings, […]



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