The 97th AMS Annual Meeting took place in Seattle from January 22–26, 2017. Over 4,400 scientists, educators, students, and other professionals from across the weather, water, and climate community came together 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

20,800 Sq Ft of Exhibits

Posts from the Front Page Blog

9 February 2017
A Scientific Neighborhood
At some point, very early in our meteorological education, we learn that the atmosphere, the oceans—and thus weather and climate everywhere—are inextricably linked across the globe. Your weather is my weather, no matter where you live and where I live. Weather makes us all neighbors—partners in science across vast distances. The idea is indelibly etched […]
2 February 2017
Observing #AMS2017 through the Lens of Twitter
The twitterverse was abuzz with activity during last week’s Annual Meeting. Here are a few of the highlights: Hello Seattle! #AMS2017 #whereisthesun pic.twitter.com/GcfnpaakTY — Melissa Griffin (@mlgriffinWX1) January 21, 2017 Seems like everyone I know is in Seattle…or I just follow too many fellow mets 😂 #AMS2017 FOMO — Courtney Obergfell (@ceober4) January 23, 2017 […]
25 January 2017
Yes, We’ve Got Maps
Richard Jackson: “And by the way: political leaders are REALLY good at maps. Map your data.” #AMS2017 — Jared Brewer (@BrewRed) January 23, 2017 This point was made at Monday’s Presidential Forum, where Dr. Richard Jackson of UCLA was talking about how much our scientific community offers to the world of public health, and how […]

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