American Meteorological Society Joins AIP
This announcement is adapted from a press release issued on 2 December 2013 by the American Institute of Physics:
The American Institute of Physics (AIP) has announced that the Boston-based American Meteorological Society (AMS) has become the institute’s newest member society.
The premier scientific society for meteorology and related atmospheric, oceanographic, and hydrologic sciences, AMS has about 14,000 members worldwide, including more than 3,000 students and 1,700 international members. As an umbrella organization, AIP provides services and benefits to AMS and other member societies (including the AAS), which represent a broad spectrum of physical-science professionals.
"We welcome the AMS and look forward to strengthening ties in ways that will benefit both organizations, the scientific community as a whole, policy makers, and the general public," said H. Frederick Dylla, AIP's executive director and CEO.
"AMS members include some of the world's leading experts in the atmospheric, oceanographic, and hydrologic sciences," said AMS president J. Marshall Shepherd, who is the director of the Atmospheric Sciences Program at the University of Georgia. "We look forward to strengthening our myriad activities and programs through our deeper connection with AIP and further enhancing our members’ experience without additional cost to them."
AMS has been formally associated with AIP since 1983, when it became an AIP affiliated society — one of about two dozen local, regional, or national organizations with missions complementary to AIP. Affiliated societies do not pay dues and do not receive AIP member society benefits. A list of AIP member and affiliated societies can be found on the Member Societies page.