The American Meteorological Society (AMS) promotes the development and dissemination of information and education on the atmospheric and related oceanic and hydrologic sciences and the advancement of their professional applications. Founded in 1919, the American Meteorological Society has a membership of more than 11,000 professionals, professors, students, and weather enthusiasts. Some members have attained the designation Certified Consulting Meteorologist (CCM),  many of whom have expertise in the applied meteorology discipline of atmospheric dispersion modeling. To the general public, the AMS is probably best known for its Seal of Approval granted to television and radio meteorologists.
The AMS sponsors more than 12 conferences annually, and offers numerous programs and services. There is also an extensive network of local chapters.
Offices of the AMS
The AMS headquarters are located at 45 Beacon Street, Boston, Massachusetts. An office is also maintained in the nation's capitol at 1120 G Street, NW, Washington, DC.
The headquarters building was designed by a famous Boston architect, George Bulfinch, and built in 1806. It was purchased and renovated by the AMS in 1958 and moved into by the staff in 1960.
The American Meteorological Society publishes a number of atmospheric and related oceanic and hydrologic journals in print and online:
- Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society
- Earth Interactions
- Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology
- Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology
- Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences
- Journal of Climate
- Journal of Hydrometeorology
- Journal of Physical Oceanography
- Meteorological Monographs
- Monthly Weather Review
- Weather and Forecasting
- Air Quality Modeling Group
- Air Resources Laboratory
- Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
- National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)
- National Environmental Research Institute of Denmark (NERI)
- Norwegian Institute for Air Research (NILU)
- Royal Dutch Meteorological Institute (KNMI)
- Royal Meteorological Society (RMS)
- TA Luft
- UK Atmospheric Dispersion Modelling Liaison Committee
- UK Dispersion Modelling Bureau
- UK Met Office
- The Maury Project A comprehensive national program of teacher enhancement based on studies of the physical foundations of oceanography.