Upcoming Events

Oct 18, 2021 10:15 AM to 11:00 AM
Dan DePodwin (Hybrid)

Ken Reeves Weather Briefing

Manager (Forecasting), AccuWeather

Oct 20, 2021 03:30 PM to 04:30 PM
Chenning Tong

Meteo Colloquium

"Multi-Point Monin-Obukhov Similarity in the Atmospheric Surface Layer"

Oct 21, 2021 03:00 PM to 05:00 PM
Maria Morales Caez

Thesis Defense Event

Talk Title: "Impacts of high-frequency storm-induced SST cooling on the intensity forecast of Hurricane Florence (2018)"

Oct 21, 2021 02:30 PM to 05:30 PM
Elissa Bartos -- PhD Qualifying Exam

Qualifying Exam

"Three-Dimensional Thermodynamic Observations in a Supercell Thunderstorm from Swarms of Balloon-Borne Sondes"

Oct 25, 2021 10:15 AM to 11:00 AM
Ryan Breton (Virtual)

Ken Reeves Weather Briefing

Meteorologist, NEWS CENTER Maine/TEGNA, Portland, ME

Oct 27, 2021 03:30 PM to 04:30 PM
George Bryan

Meteo Colloquium

"Structure and dynamics of misovortices associated with near-surface wind gusts in large-eddy simulations of hurricanes"

Nov 01, 2021 10:15 AM to 11:00 AM
Mike Doll (Virtual)

Ken Reeves Weather Briefing

Senior Meteorologist, AccuWeather

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News

The Chesapeake Bay is a ‘sink’ for plastic pollution

— posted on Oct 15, 2021 09:44 AM

The vast majority of plastic pollution that makes its way into the rivers of the Chesapeake Bay stays in and along local waters and is not, as researchers put it, “exported” to the ocean.

Ethane proxies for methane in oil and gas emissions

— posted on Jun 24, 2021 12:10 PM

Measuring ethane in the atmosphere shows that the amounts of methane going into the atmosphere from oil and gas wells and contributing to greenhouse warming is higher than suggested by the U.S. EPA.

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Spotlight

Students in the news 2020

Bee Pollinator 2021

Laura Jones is Helping Farmers Protect Pollinators | Student Spotlights

(Click on the title to view the You Tube video)

Increasing ambient temperature is a major stressor to bees and a potential driver of pollinator decline. The video features the research done by an Entomology doctoral student Laura Jones, who is investigating the impact of environmental warming on bee pollinators. The IEE-funded collaborative project is under the leadership of Dr. Margarita Lopez-Uribe (https://lopezuribelab.com/). METEO Professor Jose D. Fuentes is collaborating with the Entomology team to investigate how microclimatic temperature variations impact thermal tolerance in bees. The team is currently manufacturing devices to do thermal tolerance assays of bees that will inform about the resilience of pollinators to climate change. 


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