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News, interviews, commentary, updates, photos, and movies from the AMS Annual Meeting are published online every day by the staff of the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society (BAMS) in their weblog, The Front Page (http://blog.ametsoc.org). Visitors to the blog can read reports; share their own thoughts, experiences, and photos from the meeting; and catch up on the news of the week from the Annual Meeting.

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The Front Page gives the monthly BAMS a daily presence on the Web, integrating the AMS and its science with current events and topics. Like BAMS, The Front Page features previews and recaps of meetings, presentations, and articles. It is a forum for discussion about AMS, the profession, and the Society’s members’ role in the world-wide community. The Front Page extends the reach of attendees and exhibitors beyond the conference center walls to fellow members back home and to the general public, while furthering the Society’s progress in making meetings more “green.”

Blog Posts from The Front Page

3 February 2012
Avid Surfer, Forecaster Receives Joanne Simpson Award for Sustained Mentorship of Colleagues
Mark Willis, a development manager and forecast strategist for Surfline—the go-to global surfing forecast company—is the 2012, and first, recipient of The Joanne Simpson Mentorship Award. Willis, a lifelong surfer who is at home when the surf is cranking, won the award for aiding NWS volunteer interns in gaining experience valuable to their future careers through ... Read more
30 January 2012
Hazardous Weather Testbed Team Wins 2012 Spengler Award for Severe Storm Collaboration
The 2012 Kenneth C. Spengler Award recipient is a team of eight scientists and forecasters with the NOAA Hazardous Weather Testbed (HWT). Their collaborative efforts are being acknowledged for bringing the government, academic, and private sectors together in a visionary, proactive, and exemplary manner to deal with the challenges posed by hazardous weather. The HWT, ... Read more
26 January 2012
That's All, Folks!
26 January 2012
2012 Remote Sensing Prize Winner Sees Polarimetric Radar Research Go Nationwide
Viswanathan N. “V.N.” Bringi, professor emeritus of electrical and computer engineering at Colorado State University, is the 2012 recipient of the AMS Remote Sensing Prize. Known to many simply as “Bringi,” his career-long research and development of dual-polarization technology earned him this honor for his outstanding contributions to the advancement of polarimetric Doppler weather radar. ... Read more
26 January 2012
The 2012 Jule G. Charney Award Winner Strives to Simulate Complex Clouds, Rid Models of Errors
Chris Bretherton, professor in the University of Washington Departments of Atmospheric Science and Applied Mathematics, is the recipient of the 2012 Jule G. Charney Award. He received this distinction for fundamental contributions to our understanding of atmospheric moist convection, particularly the discovery of mechanisms governing the transition from stratocumulus to shallow cumulus convection. In a ... Read more
26 January 2012
Is Meteorology Turning Into Computer Science?
by A.J. Jain, from his blog Fresh AJ I was able to attend the student conference career fair on Saturday, the energy committee meeting for students on Sunday, and the climate, energy, and new economy talks on Monday. I was able to network with a lot of wonderful meteorology students, young professionals, senior level executives, ... Read more
25 January 2012
Driving Home the Point about Listening
Crescent City Pedicabbie, the taxi-blogger service here in New Orleans, writes: The American Meteorological Society is holding their annual conventionin New Orleans this week. Late this afternoon I picked up a convention-goer, and as he settled into the seat, he asked me: “Is it going to rain this evening?” I started to give him my best ... Read more