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UM Rosenstiel School Professor Named Fellow of American Meteorological Society

By Diana Udel

UM Rosenstiel School Professor Named Fellow of American Meteorological Society

By Diana Udel
Climate Researcher Amy Clement recognized for her outstanding scientific career

MIAMI – University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science Professor Amy Clement has been elected a 2015 Fellow of the American Meteorological Society (AMS), the nation's leading professional society for scientists in the atmospheric and related sciences. The award will be presented at a special reception on Jan. 4 2015 at the AMS annual meeting in Phoenix, Arizona.

Clement, an associate dean and professor of atmospheric sciences, leads a climate modeling research group at the UM Rosenstiel School, which aims to better understand various aspects of Earth's climate, from Saharan dust and clouds to El Niño/Southern Oscillation (ENSO), which is the largest mode of variability in the modern climate. Clement’s research focus is on fundamental aspects of the climate system, including understanding why the climate changed in the past, and predicting how it will change in the future.

“Amy is a very accomplished scientist and educator and a great leader at UM and in the scientific community who is well deserving of this award,” said Roni Avissar, Ph.D., dean of the UM Rosenstiel School.

Each year, the number of newly elected AMS fellows is limited to two tenths of one percent of the membership, reflecting the high regard for those elected.

Throughout her distinguished career, Clement has published over 60 peer-reviewed research articles, is a fellow of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) and recipient of the AGU James B. Macelwane Medal and AMS Clarence Leroy Meisinger Award. She was a member of the Board of Trustees of University Corporation of Atmospheric Research (UCAR) and has served on numerous committees for the National Research Council, AGU, UCAR, National Science Foundation, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. She received a Ph.D. with distinction from Columbia University and has been a faculty member at the University of Miami since 2001.

About the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School
The University of Miami is the largest private research institution in the southeastern United States. The University’s mission is to provide quality education, attract and retain outstanding students, support the faculty and their research, and build an endowment for University initiatives. Founded in the 1940’s, the Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science has grown into one of the world’s premier marine and atmospheric research institutions. Offering dynamic interdisciplinary academics, the Rosenstiel School is dedicated to helping communities to better understand the planet, participating in the establishment of environmental policies, and aiding in the improvement of society and quality of life. For more information, please visit


About the American Meteorological Society Founded in 1919, the AMS has a membership of more than 12,000 professionals, professors, students, and weather enthusiasts. AMS publishes nine atmospheric and related oceanic and hydrologic journals, sponsors multiple conferences annually, and directs numerous education and outreach programs and services. For more information see