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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 (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 (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.

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:


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


* Workshops

--DataStreme Local Implementation Team Member Virtual Training Workshop, 25-28 June

--Climate Studies Diversity Project Faculty Workshop, 29 July-3 August, Silver Spring, Maryland

* Courses

--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

* Publications

--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


* 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

Raymond Arritt

Charles P. Barker

Roger G. Barry, CCM

Virginia J. Bigler-Engler

David Chleck

James R. Colman

Carlos R. Dunn

Chris Elfring

Theodore D. Foster

Samuel M. Gardner

Terry Gillespie

Keith D. Hage

John Hallett

Glenn D. Hamilton, CCM

Donald Henderson

Benjamin M. Herman

Alan Jeffries

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

Desiraju Rao

K. Shankar Rao

Joao A. Corte-Real

Michael Schlesinger

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

Robert Weaver

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 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

Membership &               $2,081,000     $2,807,872    $(726,872)
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

Totals                    $18,607,000    $18,705,751     $(98,571)

Summary of 2019 Budget

                             Income        Expense      Net Income

Membership &               $2,150,200     $2,512,507    $(362,307)
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
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.


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

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

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,

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
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
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.


AMS100th Anniversary Campaign

Lockheed Martin Corporation--AMS Centennial Corporate

NOAA Climate Program Office


Earth NetworksSM

Lockheed Martin MST

Harris Corporation

Naval Weather Service Association

R. M. Young Company


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


AMS 100th Anniversary Campaign


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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