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Continuous Publication

AMS Publications has implemented a new continuous publication (CP) workflow for the technical journals!


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.

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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. 

About Journals


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 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