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Institutional History

AbstractPast PresidentsImportant DatesPlacesSubjects

Relationships

PeopleInstitutions

Resources

Archival as AuthorArchival as SubjectPublished as Author

American Meteorological Society

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Dates

1919 – present

Authorized Form of Name

American Meteorological Society

Additional Forms of Names

American Meteorological Association

AMS (American Meteorological Society)

Institutional History

Abstract

Professional scientific society founded in 1919 that promotes the development and dissemination of information and education on the atmospheric and related oceanic and hydrologic sciences. Became a member society of the American Institute of Physics (AIP) in 2013.

Past Presidents

1920-21, Robert DeC. Ward.

1922-23, Sir Frederick Stupart.

1924-25, Willis I. Milham.

1926-27, Charles F. Marvin.

1928-29, William J. Humphreys.

1930-31, John M. Patterson.

1932-33, Herbert H. Kimball.

1934-35, Isaac M. Cline.

1936-37, Joseph B. Kincer.

1938, Willis R. Gregg.

1938-39, Robert E. Horton.

1940-41, Francis W. Reichelderfer.

1942-43, Edward H. Bowie.

1943, Bernhard Haurwitz.

1944-45, Carl-Gustaf A. Rossby.

1946-47, Henry G. Houghton.

1948-49, Howard T. Orville.

1950-51, Donald N. Yates.

1952-53, Horace R. Byers.

1954-55, Arthur F. Merewether.

1956-57, Robert D. Fletcher.

1958-59, Sverre Petterssen.

1960-61, Thomas F. Malone.

1962-63, Morris Neiburger.

1964-65, Philip D. Thompson.

1966-67, Louis J. Battan.

1968, Verner E. Suomi.

1969, George S. Benton.

1970, Eugene Bollay.

1971, Alfred K. Blackadar.

1972, Richard J. Reed.

1973, William W. Kellogg.

1974, David S. Johnson.

1975, David Atlas.

1976, Charles L. Hosler.

1977, Werner A. Baum.

1978, George P. Cressman.

1979, Chester W. Newton.

1980, Robert M. White.

1981, Robert G. Fleagle.

1982, Richard E. Hallgren.

1983, Earl G. Droessler.

1984, Eugene W. Bierly.

1985, Clifford J. Murino.

1986, Joseph Smagorinsky.

1987, Albert J. Kaehn, Jr.

1988, Roscoe R. Braham.

1989, Joanne Simpson.

1990, James R. Mahoney.

1991, William D. Bonner.

1992, Donald R. Johnson.

1993, Robert T. Ryan.

1994, Warren M. Washington.

1995, David D. Houghton.

1996, Paul D. Try.

1997, Ronald D. McPherson.

1998, Eugene M. Rasmusson.

1999, George L. Frederick, Jr.

2000, James F. Kimpel.

2001, Robert J. Serafin.

2002, Richard D. Rosen.

2003, Elbert W. Friday, Jr.

2004, Susan K. Avery.

2005, Walter A. Lyons, CCM.

2006, Franco Einaudi.

2007, Richard A. Anthes.

2008, Walter F. Dabberdt.

2009, Thomas R. Karl.

2010, Margaret A. LeMone.

2011, Jonathan T. Malay.

2012, Louis W. Uccellini.

2013, J. Marshall Shepherd.

2014, William B. Gail.

2015, Alexander E. MacDonald.

Important Dates

1919American Meteorological Society (AMS) founded by Charles Franklin Brooks of the Blue Hill Observatory, Milton (Mass.).

1920Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society first published.

1944Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences first published.

1957AMS Seal of Approval program established as a means of recognizing television and radio weather forcasters who display informative, well-communicated, and scientifically sound weather broadcast presentations.

1958Purchased the Harrison Gray Otis House on Beacon Street in Boston as their headquarters, Boston (Mass.).

1962Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology first published.

1971Journal of Physical Oceanography first published.

1984Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology first published.

1986Weather and Forecasting first published.

1988Journal of Climate first published.

1996Earth Interactions first published jointly with American Geophysical Union and Association of American Geographers.

2000Journal of Hydrometeorology first published.

2005Introducation of the Certified Broadcast Meteorologist (CBM) Seal program.

Places

Formation

Milton (Mass.)

Headquarters

Boston (Mass.)

Washington (D.C.)

Subjects

Atmospheric physics.

Climatology.

Hydrology.

Meteorology.

Physics -- Societies, etc.

Relationships

People

Employees & Officers

Anthes, Richard A.

President.

Atlas, David, 1924-2015

President.

Avery, Susan K.

President.

Battan, Louis J.

President.

Baum, Werner A.

President.

Benton, George Stock, 1917-

President.

Bierly, Eugene W. (Eugene Wendell)

President.

Blackadar, Alfred K., 1920-

President.

Bollay, Eugene, 1912-

President.

Bonner, William D.

President.

Bowie, Edward H.

President.

Braham, Roscoe R.

President.

Brooks, Charles Franklin, 1891-1958

Founded the American Meteorological Society.

Byers, Horace Robert, 1906-

President.

Cline, Isaac Monroe, 1861-1955

President.

Cressman, George P. (George Parmley), 1919-2008

President.

Dabberdt, Walter F.

President.

Droessler, Earl G.

President.

Einaudi, Franco, 1937-

President.

Fleagle, Robert Guthrie, 1918-

President.

Fletcher, Bob

President.

Frederick, George L.

President.

Friday, Elbert Walter, 1939-

President.

Gail, William B.

President.

Gregg, Willis Ray, 1880-1938

President.

Hallgren, Richard E.

President.

Haurwitz, Bernhard

President andreceived 1962 Carl Gustaf-Rossby Award for Extraordinary Scientific Achievement.

Horton, Robert E. (Robert Elmer), 1875-1945

President.

Hosler, Charles L.

President.

Houghton, David D.

President.

Houghton, Henry G.

President.

Humphreys, W. J. (William Jackson), 1862-1949

President.

Johnson, D. S.

President.

Johnson, Donald R., 1930-

President.

Kaehn, Albert J.

President.

Karl, Thomas

President.

Kellogg, William W. (William Welch), 1917-

President.

Kimball, Herbert H. (Herbert Harvey), 1862-1944

President.

Kimpel, James F.

President.

Kincer, J. B. (Joseph Burton), 1874-1954

President.

Lemone, Margaret Anne

President.

Lyons, Walter A. (Walter Andrew), 1943-

President.

MacDonald, Alexander Edward, 1945-

President.

Mahoney, James R. (James Richard), 1938-

President.

Malay, Jon

President.

Malone, Thomas F.

President.

Marvin, Charles F. (Charles Fredrick), 1858-1943

President.

McPherson, Ronald D.

President.

Merewether, Arthur F.

President.

Milham, Willis I. (Willis Isbister), 1874-

President.

Murino, Clifford J.

President.

Neiburger, Morris

President.

Newton, Chester W.

President.

Orville, Howard T.

President.

Patterson, John M.

President.

Petterssen, Sverre, 1898-

President.

Rasmusson, Eugene M.

President.

Reed, Richard J., 1922-2008

President.

Reichelderfer, Francis W. (Francis Wilton), 1895-1983

President.

Rosen, Richard D. (Richard David)

President.

Rossby, Carl-Gustaf

President.

Ryan, Robert T.

President.

Serafin, Robert

President.

Shepherd, J. Marshall

President.

Simpson, Joanne

President.

Smagorinsky, J. (Joseph)

President.

Stupart, R. F. (Robert Frederic), Sir, 1857-1940

President.

Suomi, Verner

President.

Thompson, Philip Duncan

President.

Try, Paul D. (Paul David), 1938-

President.

Uccellini, L. W.

President.

Ward, Robert DeCourcy, 1867-1931

President.

Washington, Warren M.

President.

White, Robert M., 1923-

President.

Yates, Donald N. (Donald Norton), 1909-1993

President.

Associates & Members

Businger, Joost Alois

Crutzen, Paul J., 1933-

Fujita, Tetsuya Theodore

Gorczynski, Wladyslaw, 1879-1953

Hakkarinen, C.

Kraus, E. B. (Eric Bradshaw), 1913-

London, Julius, 1917-

McTaggart-Cowan, P. D.

Munn, R. E.

Phillips, Norman A., 1923-

Riehl, Herbert, 1915-

Institutions

Collaborators

American Geophysical Union

Co-publishes Earth Interactions.

Association of American Geographers

Co-publishes Earth Interactions.

Associates

American Institute of Physics

Member Society.

Blue Hill Meteorological Observatory

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

42 years of research on atmospheric disturbances [sound recording], 1988 February 24.

Archives

National Center for Atmospheric Research/University Corporation for Atmospheric Research

PO Box 3000, Boulder, CO 80307-3000, USA

Subject

Joost Businger papers, 1957-1976.

University Archives

University of Washington

Mailstop #0-10. Seattle, WA 98195, USA

Oral history interview with Charles "Chuck" Hakkarinen, 2013 February 22.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Chester Newton, 1990 March 13.

Archives

National Center for Atmospheric Research/University Corporation for Atmospheric Research

PO Box 3000, Boulder, CO 80307-3000, USA

Oral history interview with David Atlas, 1987 September 30.

Archives

National Center for Atmospheric Research/University Corporation for Atmospheric Research

PO Box 3000, Boulder, CO 80307-3000, USA

Oral history interview with Eric Kraus, 1987.

Archives

National Center for Atmospheric Research/University Corporation for Atmospheric Research

PO Box 3000, Boulder, CO 80307-3000, USA

Oral history interview with Herbert Riehl, 1989.

Archives

National Center for Atmospheric Research/University Corporation for Atmospheric Research

PO Box 3000, Boulder, CO 80307-3000, USA

Oral history interview with Joanne Simpson, 1989.

Archives

National Center for Atmospheric Research/University Corporation for Atmospheric Research

PO Box 3000, Boulder, CO 80307-3000, USA

Oral history interview with Joseph Smagorinsky, 1986 May 16, 17 and 21.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Joseph Smagorinsky, 1986.

Archives

National Center for Atmospheric Research/University Corporation for Atmospheric Research

PO Box 3000, Boulder, CO 80307-3000, USA

Oral history interview with Julius London, 1987 May 21.

Archives

National Center for Atmospheric Research/University Corporation for Atmospheric Research

PO Box 3000, Boulder, CO 80307-3000, USA

Oral history interview with Norman A. Phillips, 1989 October 2 and 3.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Norman A. Phillips, 1989 October 2-3.

Archives

National Center for Atmospheric Research/University Corporation for Atmospheric Research

PO Box 3000, Boulder, CO 80307-3000, USA

Oral history interview with Patrick D. McTaggart-Cowan, 1983 October 5.

Archives

National Center for Atmospheric Research/University Corporation for Atmospheric Research

PO Box 3000, Boulder, CO 80307-3000, USA

Oral history interview with Philip Thompson, 1987.

Archives

National Center for Atmospheric Research/University Corporation for Atmospheric Research

PO Box 3000, Boulder, CO 80307-3000, USA

Oral history interview with Robert Edward Munn, 1983 September 28.

Archives

National Center for Atmospheric Research/University Corporation for Atmospheric Research

PO Box 3000, Boulder, CO 80307-3000, USA

Oral history interview with T. T. Fujita, 1988 February 25.

Archives

National Center for Atmospheric Research/University Corporation for Atmospheric Research

PO Box 3000, Boulder, CO 80307-3000, USA

Oral history interview with Thomas F. Malone, 1995 January 4.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Wladyslaw Jozef Gorczynski papers, 1926-1941 (bulk 1939-1941).

Archives

Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Mail Code C-075-C. La Jolla, CA 92093-0175, USA

Published Resources

Author

Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society

Causes of climatic change : a collection of papers dirived from the INQUA-NCAR Symposium on causes of climatic change, August 30-31, 1965, Boulder, Colorado

Cloud and weather modification: a group of field experiments

Compendium of meteorology, prepared under the direction of the Committee on the Compendium of Meteorology

Glossary of meteorology

Historical essays on meteorology, 1919-1995 : the Diamond Anniversary history volume of the American Meteorological Society

In memory of Vilhelm Bjerknes on the 100th aniversary of his birth

Industrial operations under extremes of weather

Interaction of sea and atmosphere: a group of contributions

On atmospheric pollution: a group of contributions

Precipitation enhancement : a scientific challenge

The Venus atmosphere

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