News and Announcements

New AMS LaTeX template and documentation available

Authors should download the new template that addresses all AMS formatting requirements for manuscript submissions to all AMS Journals and the Bulletin of the AMS. Also consult the updated LaTeX FAQ for answers to your questions.


The Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society's (BAMS) peer-reviewed articles and Early Online Releases are available through Journals Online and are open to all.

The BAMS Digital Edition and iOS App, which include the entire magazine, are available to all individual AMS members.


All AMS journal articles — including Early Online Releases (EORs)— are citeable and searchable by all.  

Abstracts, full articles published over two years ago, and articles chosen by their authors to be Open Choice are also available to all. Access to full article EORs and published articles from the most recent two years is restricted to subscribers. 



AMS Books grew out of a monograph publishing program related to the peer-reviewed journals published by the AMS and now encompasses a series of meteorological and historical monographs that reaches back five decades as well as a growing list of academic, policy, and general-interest books related to the atmospheric sciences.

AMS Online Bookstore


AMS Blog, the Front Page

December 6, 2014
Survivors Meet the Storm
December 3, 2014
Take This Survey and Help R2O
September 16, 2014
Hangout with the Experts This Thursday
August 19, 2014
AMS Summer Community Meeting
August 18, 2014
In the Wake of Shark Week…


AMS Glossary of Meteorology

Forty-one years ago, the AMS published the Glossary of Meteorology. Containing 7900 terms, more than 10,000 copies have been sold over four decades through five printings.This is the electronic version of the second edition of the Glossary with more than 12,000 terms. Along with the print version it should be the authoritative source for definitions of meteorological terms for many years to come.

View recently added or edited terms in the Glossary:
Probability of precipitation
Rotor Cloud
Pacific Decadal Oscillation

or go exploring with a Random Term