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The American Meteorological Society was founded in 1919 by Charles Franklin Brooks of the Blue Hill Observatory in Milton, Massachusetts. Its initial membership came primarily from the U.S. Signal Corps and U.S. Weather Bureau and numbered just less than 600. Its initial publication, the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, was meant to serve as a supplement to the Monthly Weather Review, which, at the time, was published by the U.S. Weather Bureau.

The thirties and forties were a period of significant advancement in the atmospheric sciences, and the AMS made a substantial impact through the publication of fundamental contributions to the science in the Bulletin, the production of books and monographs, and the organization of specialized meetings. During and after World War II, activity in meteorology increased at a phenomenal rate because of the key role it played in support of military activities—both in terms of ground operations and aviation. A large number of meteorologists were trained as part of the wartime effort. After the war, both the military and civilian sectors had a substantial number of meteorologists in their ranks. The Society saw substantial growth during this period, and with the departments of meteorology that were formed during and just after the war carrying out research and producing new meteorologists, the activities of the Society in terms of publications and meetings increased. C.-G. Rossby served as president of the Society for 1944 and 1945, and developed the framework for the Society’s first scientific journal, the Journal of Meteorology, which later split into the two current AMS journals: the Journal of Applied Meteorology and the Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences.

The role of the Society as a scientific and professional organization serving the atmospheric and related sciences, which was established so well in the first few decades of the Society’s history, has continued to the present. The AMS now publishes in print and online ten well-respected scientific journals and an abstract journal, in addition to the Bulletin, and sponsors and organizes over a dozen scientific conferences each year. It has published over 50 monographs in its continuing series, as well as many other books and educational materials of all types. The AMS administers two professional certification programs, the Certified Broadcast Meteorologist (CBM) and Certified Consulting Meteorologist (CCM) programs, and also offers an array of undergraduate scholarships and graduate fellowships to support students pursuing careers in the atmospheric and related oceanic and hydrologic sciences.

Information on the conference in Austin, Texas can be found here. 


I would like to think my long standing membership with the AMS, since my college days at Lyndon State College in the early 1980’s, has helped to promote my career. My attending several conferences over the years and reading AMS papers has kept my interest alive in meteorology and has helped foster some rewarding relationships.

Over the years, I have been lucky enough to be one of the most recognized meteorologists and investment advisers in the long-range forecasting and commodity industry. Years ago, I was inspired about long-range forecasting by such papers as shown below in the AMS archives:

1–Some original thinking about long-range forecasting can be found at the AMS Journal archives. One interesting paper in 1985 by Jerome Namias

2) Samples of other papers can be found here AMS long-range forecast articles

Over the last three years, my partner Doug Stewart, Ph.D and I have been using teleconnections to create a long range forecast program called Climatech. This will help students, university professors, meteorologists for industry, commodities and retail understand the geophysical relationships of various teleconnections around the globe and how they interact with each other. It is a “tremendous aid” in helping meteorologists forecast months in advance for their favorite region of their choice. Here is just a very small sample below of how global teleconnections in December 2017, resulted in the big cold wave towards the end of December.

The interaction of a negative Eastern Pacific Oscillation index (-EPO and block over Alaska), combined with a negative QBO index (stratospheric winds blowing east to west) and a weak La Nina with the coolest signals over region Nino 12 in the eastern tropical Pacific helped to create the weather pattern you see below.

Many other features and forecasting tools can be demoed by anyone. Whether you are looking to predict rainfall or temperatures for west African cocoa to snowfall at your favorite location or even hurricane tracks, this program is a must for you.


COME VISIT US at BOOTH-641 at the AMS Conference in Austin. Here are just a few samples of what CLIMATECH can help you be a better weather forecaster


Look, for example, at the correlation of the Antarctica Oscillation index has with global rainfall trends in January. Any teleconnection can be looked at to forecast weather trends up to 5 months in advance.


(below) Forecasting the weather for energy companies or trading natural gas?  Look at the correlation of global teleconnections in forecasting February weather around the world for natural gas



Use global teleconnections to forecast hurricane activity. A step above most other weather forecast services.

Hurricane forecasting


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