The NOAA Center for Atmospheric Sciences (NCAS) mourns the loss of American Meteorological Society (AMS) President, Matthew “Matt” J. Parker, CCM.  Matt was a friend to NCAS, and supported the enterprise, and the Colour of Weathera diversity, networking reception.  The reception is an event held annually at the AMS Annual Meeting.  His commitment to students and communicating the importance of inclusion, will always be remembered by those of us he impacted.

Matt provided a quote for the event…”The Colour of Weather networking event allowed me to interact with high school students and their parents all the way up to several AMS Presidents.  The contacts I made continue to pay dividends in my work on behalf of the AMS and my “day-job”.  I can’t wait to attend future editions of this fun and enjoyable event!”

NCAS wishes to express condolences to the family, friends, and colleagues of Matt Parker.

For additional information, please visit the AMS homepage.