REPORT OF THE SECRETARY--TREASURER FOR 2018.
REPORT OF THE SECRETARY-TREASURER FOR 2018 MEMBERSHIP. The membership of the Society as of 31 December 2018: Honorary Members 32 Members (Includes Fellows) 8,871 Members with Student Privileges 406 Associate Members (Includes Voting) 714 Associate Members, Precollege 90 Associate Members, K-12 Teacher 64 Student Members 2,187 Sustaining Corporation and 7 Institutional Members Regular CIM 55 Small Business CIM 8 Publications CIM 73 Total 12,507
Election of Honorary Members. The Council elected Mareia K. McNutt and Timothy Palmer as Honorary Members of the Society.
Fellows elected in 2018. See sidebar.
Certified Broadcast Meteorologist Certificates Awarded in 2018. 28 persons were approved as Certified Broadcast Meteorologists. Their names can be found at http://apps.ametsoc.org/pdtsCBM.cfm (numbers 783-810). There are 568 active CBMs.
Consulting Certified Meteorologist Designations Granted in 2018. 7 persons were approved as Certified Consulting Meteorologists. Their names can be found at http://apps.ametsoc.org/pdtsCCM.cfm (numbers 734-740). There are 270 active CCMs.
MEETINGS OF THE COUNCIL AND EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE. The Council met in Austin, Texas, on 7 January; in Boston, Massachusetts, on 27-28 September; and by teleconference on 11 July.
The Executive Committee met in Austin, Texas, on 6 January; in Washington, D.C., on 9-10 April, in Boston, Massachusetts, on 26 September, and by teleconference on 9, 23, and 25 July.
ELECTION RESULTS--PRESIDENT-ELECT AND NEW COUNCILORS. President-Elect: Mary M. Glackin Councilors: Wayne Higgins Erica A. Grow W. James Steenburgh Kim Klockow-McClain * Kristie Ebi * In addition to those elected by the membership, the Council selected a "Fifth Councilor" as per Article VII of the Society's Constitution. PUBLICATIONS. AMS publication activities produced the following output during 2018: Pages Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 2,826 Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences 4,260 Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology 2,771 Journal of Physical Oceanography 2,916 Monthly Weather Review 4,249 Journal of Climate 9,900 Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology 2,351 Weather and Forecasting 1,682 Journal ofHydrometeorology 1,955 Earth Interactions 450 Weather, Climate, and Society 885 Meteorological and Geoastrophysical Abstracts* -- Meteorological Monographs 246 Books 1,028 Total 35,519 * MGA is available online only.
Correction: Due to a production error, the Secretary-Treasurer's report published in the May 2018 issue of BAMS incorrectly reported the total number of pages published in 2017. In 2017, AMS Publications produced a total of 38, 291 pages.
* Verner Suomi: The Life and Work of the Founder of Satellite Meteorology by John M. Lewis et al., 204 pp.
* Taken by Storm, 1938: A Social and Meteorological History of the Great New England Hurricane 2nd Edition by Lourdes B. Aviles, 288 pp.
* Climate in the Age of Empire: Weather Observers in Colonial Canada by Victoria C. Slonosky, 348 pp.
* Navigating Tenure and Beyond: A Guide for Early Career Faculty by Sundar A. Christopher, 188 pp.
MEETINGS AND CONFERENCES UNDER SPONSORSHIP OR COSPONSORSHIP OF THE SOCIETY. See table. Program abstracts, extended abstracts, and recorded presentations for these meetings and conferences are, in many cases, available online at https://www2.ametsoc.org/ams/index.cfm/meetings-events/past-meetings/.
--DataStreme Local Implementation Team Member Virtual Training Workshop, 25-28 June
--Climate Studies Diversity Project Faculty Workshop, 29 July-3 August, Silver Spring, Maryland
--DataStreme Atmosphere, Ocean, and Earth's Climate System Teacher Professional Development Online Courses, Spring and Fall Semesters
--Maury Project Teacher Professional Development Course, including the workshop from 9-21 July, Annapolis, Maryland
--Project Atmosphere Teacher Professional Development Course, including the workshop from 16-28 July, Kansas City, Missouri
--AMS Weather, Ocean, and Climate Studies Introductory Undergraduate Courses, licensed and locally offered by US colleges and universities throughout the year
--Ocean Studies: Introduction to Oceanography 4th Edition textbook
--Ocean Studies elnvestigations Lab Manual, 2017-18, 221 pp.
--Weather Studies elnvestigations Lab Manual, 2018-19
--Ocean Studies elnvestigations Lab Manual, 2018-19
--Climate Studies elnvestigations Lab Manual, 2018-19
* Major Partnerships
--California University of Pennsylvania, offers graduate credits for five AMS courses and AMS DataStreme Certificate for completion of three of the five courses
--AMS/NOAA Cooperative Program for Earth System Science Education
--U.S. Navy Office of Naval Research
--National Science Foundation
--NASA and Howard University in-kind support of the Climate Studies Diversity Project
--Private sector funding to modernize our satellite meteorology education and resources to teach educators in the GOES-16+ era
--AIP education and diversity liaison committees, and Physical Sciences Education Policy Coalition
--Climate Literacy & Energy Awareness (CLEAN) Network member
--NOAA/NWS Weather Ready Nation Ambassadors
* Policy Training and Workshops
--18th Summer Policy Colloquium for emerging leaders in weather, water, and climate community, 3-12 June
--19th Congressional Science Fellowship
--Translating Advances in Forecasting to Inform Water Resources Management, 3-4 April
--Empowering Place-Based Adaptation, 13 November
* Publications and Research
--U.S. Natural Hazards Policy: Lessons from Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, May
--Opportunities for Forecast-Informed Water Resources Management, November
--Toward an Integrated Approach to Water, December
* Community Service
--National Academy of Science study on integrating social and behavioral science into the weather enterprise
--UCAR's Advocacy for the Scientific Community committee
AMS STATEMENTS AND BEST PRACTICES ISSUED.
* On the Infrastructure Supporting Weather, Water, Environmental, and Climate Sciences, Services, and Assessments
* Lightning Safety
* Best Practices for the Dissemination of Weather Warnings to the Public
* Weather Safety at Venues and Public Gatherings
* Atmospheric Ozone
DECEASED MEMBERS. With deep regret we list below the members of the Society who died in 2018:
James K. Angeli
Charles P. Barker
Roger G. Barry, CCM
Virginia J. Bigler-Engler
James R. Colman
Carlos R. Dunn
Theodore D. Foster
Samuel M. Gardner
Keith D. Hage
Glenn D. Hamilton, CCM
Benjamin M. Herman
Arthur W. Johnson
John W. Kidd
T. N. Krishnamurti
Ernest C. Kung
J. T. Lee, CCM
John A. Leese
Douglas K. Lilly, CCM
Philip E. Merilees
Daniel B. Mitchell
Christopher N.K. Mooers
Joseph M. Moran
Charles J. Neumann
Montie M. Orgill, CCM
Leon Franklin Osborne, Jr.
Robert G. Quayle
Colin S. Ramage, CCM
K. Shankar Rao
Joao A. Corte-Real
Jim D. Sellars
Albert J. Semtner
Paul E. Sherr, CCM
Dean F. Smith
Fred A. Spilhaus, Jr.
Morley K. Thomas
Michael J. Thompson
Edward J. Tschupp, CCM
Harry A. Volkman
C. (Charles) Warner
Forrest R. Williams
Dean A. Wilson
Louise G. Young
CHAPTERS AUTHORIZED IN 2018. The following chapters were authorized in 2018, with the number of active chapters now totaling 121. There are currently 64 student chapters, 52 regular chapters and 5 precollege chapters. A full list of AMS chapters may be found on the AMS Web site at http://apps.ametsoc .org/chapters.cfm
Central Florida Chapter
Coastal Louisiana Chapter
Indiana University Student Chapter
Additionally, name changes for two chapters were approved:
Central Mississippi Chapter (formerly known as Jackson Chapter) Northern Vermont University of Lyndon Chapter (formerly known as the Lyndon State College Chapter)
AMS GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP AND UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMS. Since its inception in 1991, the Fellowship and Scholarship Programs have awarded 1240 fellowships and undergraduate scholarships with a value of over $11.7 million. We are fortunate to have so many wonderful partners that see the enormous value in supporting the next generation of scientists. A listing of organizations that are currently sponsoring a fellowship or scholarship is shown in Table 2.
MEMBER DONATIONS. As the AMS enters its centennial year, members have been generous in providing both current and deferred commitments to the Society's future, all in recognition of the critical role AMS must play in the future of our sciences. Overall campaign commitments total more than $7.5M which include annual donations received in 2018 of $250K. As in past years, nearly half of the annual donations have been designated for named scholarships. The remainder will continue to support programs like graduate fellowships, minority scholarships, travel grants, Policy Program activities, K-12 teacher training, and the AMS student conference. See www.ametsoc.org/donors for the list of donors who contributed to AMS in 2018.
FINANCES. Provided below are summaries of the budgets for 2018 and 2019 as approved by the AMS Council during the autumn preceding the respective calendar year:
Summary of 2018 Budget Income Expense Net Income (Loss) Membership & $2,081,000 $2,807,872 $(726,872) Communications Publications 8,314,000 8,081,308 232,692 Meetings/Exhibits 4,214,000 3,688,488 525,512 K-13 Education Program 2,210,000 2,372,083 (162,083) Policy Program 918,000 886,000 32,000 Development (incl. 870,000 870,000 0 scholarships) Totals $18,607,000 $18,705,751 $(98,571) Summary of 2019 Budget Income Expense Net Income (Loss) Membership & $2,150,200 $2,512,507 $(362,307) Communications Publications 7,912,500 7,389,677 522,823 Meetings/Exhibits 3,645,100 3,480,756 164,344 K-13 Education Program 2,300,000 2,515,435 (215,435) Policy Program 843,000 902,568 (59,568) Development (incl. 1,020,000 799,028 220,972 scholarships) Totals $17,870,800 $17,599,971 $270,829
The Society ended 2018 with a larger deficit than projected in the original budget that was approved by the Council in September 2017 (and shown above). The AMS Council approved a deficit budget for 2018 knowing that the Society is building off major investments in infrastructure and technology that position ourselves for the future. Several program areas, most notably the publications area, did not perform up to budgetary expectations, and the operating budget showed a net loss of about $816,000 rather than the originally projected $98,000. As indicated by the Council-approved budget for 2019, we expect to move back to balanced budgets starting with 2019, and a significant restructuring of programs has taken place to ensure that result. We then need to begin restoring some of the financial reserves used over the past couple of years to maintain major programs while also implementing new technologies to better support them into the future.
The Society's major programs continue to be strong. The number of full members grew very slightly in 2018, making this the third year in a row of growth in full members. Meeting attendance has been very good, despite continuing concerns about travel funding. The journals remain strong, although the number of submissions and published pages dropped over the past two years. The Policy Program hosted a very successful Summer Policy Colloquium and continues to carry out important policy research under both Federal and corporate support. The Education Program continues to work through major transitions to new ways of offering professional development to teachers, as well as providing introductory college-level courses, and this transition, along with a tough environment for federal grants, has made it difficult to maintain a break-even operation.
The year ended with a great deal of volatility in the markets, and the Society's investment portfolio reflected that. Charitable giving to the Society, most of which is used to support scholarships, fellowships, travel grants, and other student programs, continues to be strong, and we have received major pledges and donations in conjunction with the 100th Anniversary Campaign that we expect to see continuing throughout this centennial year.
FELLOWS ELECTED IN 2018
The 27 individuals pictured below were elected as Fellows of the AMS in 2018 for their outstanding contributions to the atmospheric or related oceanic or hydrologie sciences or their application. The newly elected Fellows were honored with a reception during the 98th AMS Annual Meeting in Austin, Texas.
Caption: First row (l-r): Scott A. Braun, Leo J. Donner, Pamela G. Emch, Fei-Fei Jin, Jack Fellows and David J. Gochis. Second row: Mitchell D. Goldberg, Sue Ellen Haupt, Gabriele Hegerl, George J. Huffman, Benjamin P. Kirtman, Petra M. Klein and Delores J. Knipp. Third row: Praveen Kumar, Gary Lackmann, Paul M. Markowski, Shawn W. Miller, Michael C. Morgan, Rebecca E. Morss and Shirley T. Murillo. Fourth row: Michael P. Nelson, CBM, Joyce E. Penner, Zhaoxia Pu, Timothy J. Schmit, David M. Schultz, Martin Visbeck, and Rong Zhang.
Table 1. Meetings, conferences, short courses, and exhibit programs sponsored or cosponsored by AMS during 2018. AMS 2018 Annual Meeting, 7-11 January, Austin, Texas 18th Presidential Forum: Transforming Communication in the Environmental Sciences; David J. Raymond Symposium; Robert T. Ryan Symposium; Peter J. Webster Symposium; 46th Conference on Broadcast Meteorology; 34th Conference on Environmental Information Processing Technologies (EIPT); 32nd Conference on Hydrology; 31st Conference on Climate Variability and Change; 27th Symposium on Education; 25th Conference on Probability and Statistics in the Atmospheric Sciences; 22nd Conference on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for the Atmosphere, Oceans, and Land Surface (IOAS-AOLS); 22nd Conference on Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography; 21st Conference of Atmospheric Science Librarians International; 21st Conference on Planned and Inadvertent Weather Modification; 20th Conference on Atmospheric Chemistry; 20th joint Conference on the Applications of Air Pollution Meteorology with the A&WMA; 19th Symposium on Meteorological Observation and Instrumentation; 17th Annual Student Conference; 17th Conference on Artificial and Computational Intelligence and its Applications to the Environmental Sciences; 16th Symposium on the Coastal Environment; 16th History Symposium; 15th Conference on Space Weather; 14th Annual Symposium on New Generation Operational Environmental Satellite Systems; I4IMPACTS: Major Weather Events and Impacts of 2017; 13th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice; 10th CCM Forum; 10th Symposium on Aerosol-Cloud-Climate Interactions; Ninth Conference on Weather, Climate, and the New Energy Economy; Ninth Conference on Environment and Health; Eighth Conference on Transition of Research to Operations; Eighth Symposium on Advances in Modeling and Analysis Using Python; Sixth Symposium on the Weather, Water, and Climate Enterprise; Sixth Symposium on Building a WeatherReady Nation: Enhancing Our Nation's Readiness, Responsiveness, and Resilience to High Impact Weather Events; Sixth AMS Symposium on the Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation (JCSDA); Sixth AMS Conference for Early Career Professionals; Sixth Symposium on the Madden-Julian Oscillation and Sub-Seasonal Monsoon Variability; Sixth Aviation, Range, and Aerospace Meteorology Special Symposium; Fourth Symposium on High Performance Computing for Weather, Water, and Climate; Third Symposium on US-International Partnerships; Special Symposium on Impact-Based Decision Support Services; Conference on Earth Observing SmallSats; Plains Elevated Convection At Night (PECAN) Symposium; WeatherFest 2018 Specialty Meetings 12th International Conference on Southern Hemisphere Meteorology and Oceanography/Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society Annual Meeting, 5-9 February, Sydney, Australia 33rd Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology, 16-20 April, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida AMS 2018 Washington Forum, 24-26 April, Washington, D.C. 33rd Conference on Agricultural and Forest Meteorology/12th Fire and Forest Meteorology Symposium/Fourth Conference on Biogeosciences, 14-18 May, Boise, Idaho 29th Conference on Weather Analysis and Forecasting/25th Conference on Numerical Weather Prediction, 4-7 June, Denver, Colorado 23rd Symposium on Boundary Layers and Turbulence/21st Conference on Air-Sea Interaction, 11-15 June, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 18th Conference on Mountain Meteorology, 25-29 June, Santa Fe, New Mexico 38th Conference on Radar Meteorology, 28 August-I September, Chicago, Illinois 15th Conference on Atmospheric Radiation/15th Conference on Cloud Physics, 9-13 July, Vancouver, BC, Canada 14th Symposium on the Urban Environment/IOth International Conference on Urban Climate (ICUCIO), 6-10 August, New York, New York 2018 AMS Summer Community Meeting, 7-8 August, Boulder Colorado 21st Biennial Joint AMS/AGU Heads and Chairs Meeting, 11-12 October, Boulder, Colorado 29th Conference on Severe Local Storms, 22-26 October, Stowe, Vermont 2018 Exhibit Programs AMS Annual Meeting, 7-11 January, Austin, Texas 33rd Conference on Agricultural and Forest Meteorology/12th Fire and Forest Meteorology Symposium/Fourth Conference on Biosciences, 14-18 May, Boise, Idaho 2018 Short Courses Annual Meeting Short Courses, 7-11 January, Austin, Texas A Beginner's Course to Using Python in Climate and Meteorology Atmospheric Science Education Research: A Beginner's Guide Using PC/Mac-based HYSPLIT for Basic Trajectory and Dispersion Applications Simplifying End-to-end Numerical Modeling using Software Containers The Art and Science of Forensic Meteorology Reproducible Atmospheric Science Workflows Using Open Source Tools: An Introduction to the Popper Experimentation Protocol Python for Dynamical Meteorology Using MetPy Using JPSS Data Products to Observe and Forecast Major Environmental Events GOES-R Series: Products And User Applications Workshop: (In)Consistency in a Social Media World: Communication Reflections of the 2017 Hurricane Season Table 2. AMS Graduate Fellowship and Undergraduate Scholarship Programs. Since its inception in 1991, the Fellowship and Scholarship Programs have awarded 1283 fellowships and undergraduate scholarships with a value of just over $11.7 million. We are fortunate to have so many wonderful partners that see the enormous value in supporting the next generation of scientists. Many of the fellowship and scholarship sponsors will be exhibiting in Phoenix, affording members the opportunity to thank them for their continued support. A list of those currently sponsoring a fellowship or scholarship follows. GRADUATE FELLOWSHIPS AMS100th Anniversary Campaign Lockheed Martin Corporation--AMS Centennial Corporate Patron NOAA Climate Program Office FRESHMAN UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP Earth NetworksSM Lockheed Martin MST Harris Corporation Naval Weather Service Association R. M. Young Company SAIC Science and Technology Corporation SGT, a KBRwyle Business Unit Baron Services Vaisala, Inc. CLS America, Inc. Jerome Namias Memorial Endowed Scholarship Edgar J. Saltsman Endowed Scholarship Bernard Vonnegut and Vincent Schaefer Endowed Scholarship Percival D. Wark and Clara B. (Mackey) Wark Endowed Scholarship Karen Hauschild Friday Endowed Scholarship MINORITY SCHOLARSHIP SPONSOR AMS 100th Anniversary Campaign SENIOR NAMED SCHOLARSHIPS Bhanwar Lai Bahethi Scholarship Om and Saraswati Bahethi Scholarship Saraswati (Sara) Bahethi Scholarship Werner A. Baum Undergraduate Endowed Scholarship Bob Glahn Endowed Scholarship in Statistical Meteorology Dr. Pedro Grau Undergraduate Scholarship Richard and Helen Hagemeyer Scholarship Larry R.Johnson Scholarship Dr. Yoram Kaufman Scholarship K. Vic Ooyama Endowed Scholarship Orville Family Endowed Scholarship in Meteorology Guillermo Salazar Rodriguez Undergraduate Scholarship Dr. Robert Fraser Scholarship Michael A. Roberts , Jr. Scholarship Naval Weather Service Association Scholarship Science Systems and Applications, Inc. Scholarship Dickerson Virtual Endowment Scholarship in Meteorology Jay Fein Scholarship Paul D. Try Endowed Scholarship in Solar-Terrestrial Interactions Liv and Walt Lyons Scholarship Glickman Family Scholarship Ken Reeves AccuWeather Memorial Warren and Mary Washington Scholarship
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