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The Houston Chapter of the American Meteorological Society (AMS) boasts one of the most diverse memberships in the country.  Due to our location we have meteorologists and scientists working for many different types of industry, government, private and media.  These people are involved in forecasting and monitoring weather world-wide, right from Houston. In addition, we welcome everyone and anyone who is interested in weather and weather-related topics. Please visit our Membership page for more details on how you can join the Houston Chapter of AMS.

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Next AMS Chapter Meeting: 4/23/15

  • Speakers:
    • Dr. Richard Orville, Research Professor, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, Director, Cooperative Institute for Applied Meteorological Studies (CIAMS) Texas A&M University
  • Topic: "Lightning through a Lens: Past, Present, and Future"
  • Times:
    • AMS Meeting: 6:00 pm
    • Dinner: Pizza and drinks will be served after the meeting.
  • Location: University of Houston, Science and Research Building 1, Room 223 (map)
    • 4800 Calhoun Rd, Houston, TX 77004

Speaker Information:


  • Princeton University: Physics A.B. 1958
  • University of Arizona: Meteorology M.S. 1963
  • University of Arizona: Meteorology Ph.D. 1966

Selected Experience:

  • 2014-present: Research Professor, Department of Atmospheric Sciences
  • 1993-present: Director, Cooperative Institute for Applied Meteorological Studies (CIAMS), Texas A&M University
  • 2003-2014: Professor of Atmospheric Sciences and Department Head (2003-2007)
  • 1991-2003: Research Scientist and Fellow, CIAMS, and Distinguished Lecturer, Dept. of Atmospheric Sciences, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas
  • 1979: Visiting Associate Professor, Department of Meteorology and Space Science and Engineering Center, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin. 1976: Visiting Senior Scientist Advanced Study Program, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, Colorado.
  • 1970-1971: Associate Program Director for Meteorology, National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Professional Societies:
  • American Meteorological Society (Fellow, 1979)
  • American Geophysical Union (Fellow, 2009)
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science Royal Meteorological Society (Foreign Member)
  • National Weather Association American Optical Society Institute of Electronic and Electrical Engineers
  • International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics Sigma Xi
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