Awards List

The Carl-Gustaf Rossby Research Medal

The Carl-Gustaf Rossby Research Medal is presented to individuals on the basis of outstanding contributions to the understanding of the structure or behavior of the atmosphere.

The Carl-Gustaf Rossby Research Medal
The Jule G. Charney Award

The Jule G. Charney Award is granted to individuals in recognition of highly significant research or development achievement in the atmospheric or hydrologic sciences.

The Jule G. Charney Award
The Verner E. Suomi Award

The Verner E. Suomi Award is granted to individuals in recognition of highly significant technological achievement in the atmospheric or related oceanic and hydrologic sciences.

The Verner E. Suomi Award
The Remote Sensing Prize (prior to 2007, Remote Sensing Lecturer)

The Remote Sensing Prize is granted biennially to individuals in recognition of advances in the science and technology of remote sensing, and its application to knowledge of the earth, oceans, and atmosphere, and/or to the benefit of society.

The Clarence Leroy Meisinger Award

The Clarence Leroy Meisinger Award is given to an individual in recognition of research achievement that is, at least in part, aerological in character and concerns the observation, theory, and modeling of atmospheric motions on all scales.

The Clarence Leroy Meisinger Award
The Henry G. Houghton Award

The Henry G. Houghton Award is given to an individual in recognition of research achievement in the field of physical meteorology, including atmospheric chemistry.

The Henry G. Houghton Award
The Sverdrup Gold Medal

The Sverdrup Gold Medal is granted to researchers who make outstanding contributions to the scientific knowledge of interactions between the oceans and the atmosphere.

The Sverdrup Gold Medal
The Henry Stommel Research Award

The Henry Stommel Research Award is granted to researchers in recognition of outstanding contributions to the advancement of the understanding of the dynamics and physics of the ocean.

The Henry Stommel Research Award
The Nicholas P. Fofonoff Award

The Nicholas P. Fofonoff Award is to be given to an individual in recognition of research achievement in the field of physical oceanography.

The Nicholas P. Fofonoff Award
The Charles Franklin Brooks Award

The Charles Franklin Brooks Award for Outstanding Services to the Society is presented to an individual who has made important contributions to the Society, usually over a period of years.

The Charles Franklin Brooks Award
The Cleveland Abbe Award For Distinguished Service to Atmospheric Science

The Cleveland Abbe Award for Distinguished Service to Atmospheric Sciences by an Individual is presented on the basis of activities that have materially contributed to the progress of the atmospheric or related sciences or to the application of the atmospheric or related sciences to general, social, economic, or humanitarian welfare.

The Cleveland Abbe Award For Distinguished Service to Atmospheric Science
The Award for Outstanding Services to Meteorology by a Corporation

The Award for Outstanding Services to Meteorology by a Corporation is granted to a corporation for contributions to the advancement of the science or the applications of meteorology.

Special Award
The Joanne Simpson Mentorship Award

The Joanne Simpson Mentorship Award recognizes individuals who have spent most of their careers in the government or private sectors, and who, over a substantial period of time, have provided outstanding and inspiring mentorship of professional colleagues or students.

The Joanne Simpson Mentorship Award
The Louis J. Battan Author's Award - Adult

The Louis J. Battan Author’s Award - Adult  is presented to the author(s) of an outstanding, newly published book on the atmospheric and related sciences of a technical or non-technical nature, with consideration to those books that foster public understanding of meteorology in adult audiences.

The Louis J. Battan Author's Award - Adult
The Louis J. Battan Author's Award - K-12

The Louis J. Battan Author’s Award - K-12 is presented to the author(s) of outstanding, newly published learning materials or books that foster the understanding of atmospheric and related sciences in K-12 audiences.

The Louis J. Battan Author's Award - K-12
The Charles E. Anderson Award

The Charles E. Anderson Award is given to an individual in recognition of outstanding contributions to the promotion of diversity in the atmospheric and related sciences and broader communities through education and community service.

The Charles E. Anderson Award
The Edward N. Lorenz Teaching Excellence Award (Prior to January 2013, The Teaching Excellence Award)

The Edward N. Lorenz Teaching Excellence Award is to be given annually to an individual in recognition of sustained outstanding teaching and mentoring at the undergraduate and/or graduate or post-doctoral levels and the impact this individual has had on students.

The Edward N. Lorenz Teaching Excellence Award (Prior to January 2013, The Teaching Excellence Award)
The Award for Distinguished Science Journalism in the Atmospheric and Related Sciences

The Award for Distinguished Science Journalism in the Atmospheric and Related Sciences recognizes outstanding science reporting and writing about scientific discoveries, principles, advances, and impacts in all media outlets including radio, television, newspaper, magazine, and online.

The Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Advance of Applied Meteorology

The Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Advance of Applied Meteorology is granted to an individual for contributions to the direct application of meteorological or climatological knowledge to the fulfillment of industrial or agricultural needs or in research and development of scientific knowledge, which can meet such needs.

The Award for Broadcast Meteorology (prior to 2004, The Award for Outstanding Service by a Broadcast Meteorologist)

The Award for Broadcast Meteorology was established in 1975 (as the award for Outstanding Service By a Broadcast Meteorologist) to recognize a broadcast meteorologist for sustained long-term contributions to the community through the broadcast media, or for outstanding work during a specific weather event.

The Award for Excellence in Science Reporting by a Broadcast Meteorologist

The Award for Excellence in Science Reporting by a Broadcast Meteorologist is open to all AMS Certified Broadcast Meteorologists and AMS Sealholders.

The Henry T. Harrison Award for Outstanding Contributions by a Consulting Meteorologist

The Henry T. Harrison Award for Outstanding Contributions by a Consulting Meteorologist was established in 2011 to recognize a consulting meteorologist for outstanding contributions to the profession, clients, and society.

The Henry T. Harrison Award for Outstanding Contributions by a Consulting Meteorologist
The Editor’s Award

Nominated by the Publications Commission
The Editor’s Award is given to an individual who has contributed a referee’s report of outstanding merit on a manuscript submitted for publication in one of the Society’s journals.

The Charles L. Mitchell Award

The Awards for Outstanding Service by a Weather Forecaster are presented to individuals who, through performance of exceptional forecast service, have distinguished themselves and brought credit to their profession.

The Charles L. Mitchell Award
The Award for an Exceptional Specific Prediction

The Awards for Outstanding Service by a Weather Forecaster are presented to individuals who, through performance of exceptional forecast service, have distinguished themselves and brought credit to their profession.

The Francis W. Reichelderfer Award

The Francis W. Reichelderfer Award is given in recognition of distinguished contributions to the provision of operational environmental services to the public.

The Francis W. Reichelderfer Award
The Helmut E. Landsberg Award

The Helmut E. Landsberg Award recognizes an individual or team for exemplary contributions to the fields of urban meteorology, climatology, or hydrology, including, but not restricted to, achievements through measurements or modeling that provide an improved understanding of atmospheric processes in urban environments, enhanced urban meteorological or air quality forecasting capabilities, advances in identifying and quantifying beneficial and adverse impacts in urban areas, or in recognition of service or applications in the field.

The Helmut E. Landsberg Award
The Award for Outstanding Achievement in Biometeorology

The Award for Outstanding Achievement in Biometeorology is given to an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the theory, teaching, and/or application of knowledge about interactions between the atmosphere and biological systems.

The Kenneth C. Spengler Award

The Kenneth C. Spengler Award is presented to an individual, team, or organization whose efforts have contributed to the growth of the weather and climate enterprise while materially fostering a sense of community and creating synergistic linkages between the public, private, and government sectors as well as the user community.

The Kenneth C. Spengler Award
Banner I. Miller

Awarded Directly
The Banner I. Miller Award is presented for an outstanding contribution to the science of hurricane and tropical weather forecasting published in a journal with international circulation during the 48 months prior to the deadline for nominations.

Banner I. Miller
Robert Leviton Student Prize

Awarded Directly
The Robert Leviton Student Prize is presented for the best student paper on the development or evaluation of atmospheric instrumentation or unique measurement techniques.
 

Robert Leviton Student Prize
The Max A. Eaton Student Prize

Awarded Directly
The Max A. Eaton Student Prize is awarded for the best student paper presented at each technical conference on hurricanes and tropical meteorology.
 

The Max A. Eaton Student Prize
The Spiros G. Geotis Student Prize

Awarded Directly
The Spiros G. Geotis Student Prize is awarded for the best student paper presented at each technical conference on radar meteorology.
 

The Spiros G. Geotis Student Prize
The Peter V. Hobbs Student Prize

Awarded Directly
The Peter V. Hobbs Student Prize is awarded for the best student paper presented at each technical conference on cloud physics.
 

The Peter V. Hobbs Student Prize
Local Chapter of the Year Award

Each year the AMS recognizes two local chapters (one regular chapter and one student chapter) that have demonstrated exceptional innovation and activity over the past year.