geography

Summer NASA experience for Franklin students

Posted 4 years 10 months ago
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This is an update on a story we reported back in January. The Franklin College is especially pleased that it is written by the newest member of our communications team, Jessica Luton. Be sure to watch the great videos for each research project.

 

To Infinity and Beyond

From Observation to Application: Franklin students inform policy using NASA data

By Jessica Luton

When NASA, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, is mentioned in everyday conversation, it is probably most-often associated with landing on the moon, childhood fantasies...

NOAA supercomputers: 200 trillion calculations per second

Posted 4 years 10 months ago
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As we enter the height of hurricane season, forcasters have a new model to improve their work. Newly upgraded supercomputers of NOAA’s National Weather Service are now more than twice as fast in processing sophisticated computer models to provide more accurate forecasts.

The scientific data and insights that these newly upgraded supercomputers will provide are essential to help government officials, communities, and businesses better understand and manage the risks associated with extreme weather and water events.

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"Given recent events like the tornado in Moore,...

Departmental newsletters

Posted 5 years 1 day ago

The Franklin College is home to 30 departments and nearly 30 more centers, institutes and programs. That's a lot of news to keep up with. But our units do a great job of sharing their specific news, notes, headlines and quotes with the wider world. And what were formerly printed materials that units mailed out are now nice elctronic documents and websites that allow us to share more information than ever with a growing roster of friends, alumni, supporters and colleagues across campus and around the world.

Two of these just-published e-newsletters are from the statistics department...

Weather and climate experts

Posted 5 years 3 weeks ago

The devastating tornado that hit the Oklahoma City suburbs on Monday has rightly taken up a lot of media oxygen over the last few days. The attention means faculty members in geography John Knox and especially current president of the American Meteorological Society J. Marshall Shepherd have been on call, non-stop. A sampling for Shepherd alone, just in the past two days:

Huffpost Live, XM Sirius B. Smith Show

NPR Science Friday on Friday. 

Also quoted in following articles by Time, USA Today, etc.

http://science.time.com/2013/05/21/tornado-warning-despite-...

UGA Research magazine

Posted 5 years 6 months ago

The fall 2012 issue of the ugaresearch magazine is out, and available online. It features some great stories on Franklin College faculty, including geography professor Steven Holloway and whole section devoted to the Civil War, with a focus on books by history facuty members Stephen Berry, John Inscoe and a forthcoming work by Kathleen Clark.

Great work all around.

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