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Why should you join the local or national chapters of the AMS? Find out the benefits below!

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On December 2, 2014, Allan Curtis, a new hire at the NWS office in Des Moines, gave a presentation about getting a job at the NWS and gave responses to questions we sent him.

Allan's Answers
Other NWS Forecaster's Answers

On February, 2014, Jim Orlando, Kevin Smalley, and Sean Stelten gave a presentation on severe weather forecasting, storm chasing and GR radar.

Severe Weather and Storm Chasing Presentation

On April 10th, 2012, Joe Halvorson, Chris MacIntosh, and Tim Marquis gave a presentation on severe weather forecasting and storm chasing.

Severe Weather and Storm Chasing Presentation

On February 21, 2012, Katherine Meinig gave a presentation on the Air Force ROTC and their need for meteorologists.

Air Force ROTC Presentation

On March 22nd, 2011, Elise and Chris Schultz gave a presentation on meteorology career paths and tips.

Meteorology Career Paths and Tips

On January 18th, 2011, Nick Carletta gave a presentation on his Hampton University Atmospheric Science REU experience.

Hampton Univeristy REU Presentation

On September 28th, 2010, JoBeth Minniear and Robert Nelson presented an informational presentation about the Hollings Scholarship.

Hollings Scholarship Presentation

The following two presentations have been provided by Jeff Wallenfang, a senior forecaster at the Des Moines National Weather Service office. They contain detailed and up-to-date storm spotter training information on both an Iowa and national level. This is a new internet-based approach to the spotter training process. (posted 1/14/05)

Spotter presentation specific to the Des Moines CWA (HTML version, compatible with IE 6.0)
General spotter presentation (HTML version, compatible with IE 6.0)

On March 13, 2003, Eric Aligo and Dave Flory presented a proposal to our chapter. The proposal in powerpoint and document are linked below for those of you that could not attend the meeting.

Proposal.ppt (requires Microsoft Powerpoint)
Proposal.doc (requires Microsoft Word)

Here are some educational presentations prepared by Brandon Storm (AMS President during the 2002-2003 school year). He put together two presentations about the National Center for Atmospheric Research and presented them at one of our meetings in January 2003.

National Center for Atmospheric Research 1 (requires Powerpoint)
National Center for Atmospheric Research 2 (requires Powerpoint)

NCAR Leadership Presentation