Advancing the understanding of weather and climate, the science and its applications, for the benefit of all
Membership is open to anyone with an interest in meteorology or related sciences. Associate Fellows may be any age and do not require any specific expertise in meteorology. Fellows normally require a formal qualification in a subject related to meteorology plus five years experience and must be nominated by two other fellows.
Both Fellows and Associate Fellows receive the monthly magazine Weather. They may also attend, free of charge, meetings arranged by the Society and are eligible for travel and conference bursaries and to be proposed for awards and prizes. Fellowship of the Society is a formal statement of professional competence and those elected to it are entitled to use the title Fellow of the Royal Meteorological Society (FRMetS). Both Associate Fellows and Fellows can vote at the Annual General Meeting and Special General Meetings. Members of the Society also have the opportunity to become involved in the many varied and interesting areas of work of the Society.
The Society has a very broad programme of work including:
The Society has a number of regular publications:
All publications are available online but a subscription is required. However certain "classic" papers are freely available at Classic papers
The society has several Local Centres across the UK .
There are also a number of Special Interest Groups which organize meetings and other activities to facilitate exchange of information and views within specific areas of meteorology. These are informal groups of professionals interested in specific technical areas of the profession of meteorology. The groups are primarily a way of communcating at a specialist level.
The current special interest groups are:
A full list of those who have served as president of the society is included in the society's web site. A partial list is presented below:
Wiley-Blackwell (Hoboken, NJ) has reached an agreement with the Royal Meteorological Society and the Royal Geographic Society to launch a new online publication, "Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews Climate Change" as part of its WIRE's (Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews) series.
Apr 01, 2008; Also, Wiley-Blackwell (Hoboken, NJ) has reached an agreement with the Royal Meteorological Society and the Royal Geographic...