AMS elects Jack as a Fellow
The American Meteorological Society (AMS) induced Jack Williams as a Fellow at its January 2015 meting in Phoenix. Ariz.
The AMS’ governing Council had elected Williams as one of 28 new Fellows at its fall 2014 meeting.
The Society says members elected as fellows “shall have made outstanding contributions to the atmospheric or related oceanic or hydrologic sciences or their aplications substantial period of years.” The Council selects no more than two-tenths of one percent of all AMS Members as fellows each year. The Society has approximately 14,000 members.
Williams was the founding editor of the USA TODAY Weather Page when the paper began publication in 1982 and assumed added duties of USATODAY.com weather editor in 1995 when the paper launched its Web site.
Williams reported on weather and climate research from Antarctica, Greenland (four times), a research icebreaker sailing on the Arctic Ocean, Barrow, Alaska, airplanes flying into four hurricanes and one tropical storm, and with researchers chasing Great Plains tornadoes (three times).
He’s the author or co-author of seven books with all but two focused on meteorology. or related oceanic or hydrologic sciences or their aplications substantial period of years.”