NASA Research on Sea Level Rise in Greenland

Posted 2 years 2 months ago

A NASA Interdisciplinary sciences project by UGA faculty lead by Thomas Mote and including Patricia Yager and Renato Castelao collected data this summer at the top of the world:

On Greenland’s ice sheet, a vast icy landscape crisscrossed by turquoise rivers and dotted with melt water lakes, a small cluster of orange camping tents popped up in late July. The camp, home for a week to a team of researchers, sat by a large, fast-flowing river. Just a kilometer downstream, the river dropped into a seemingly bottomless moulin, or sinkhole in the ice. The low rumble of the waters,...

Shepherd and Knox on the Weather Channel

Posted 2 years 3 months ago

On his Sunday show on The Weather Channel, Marshall Shepherd invited his department of geography colleague, John Knox, to talk turbulence and other weather hazards of aviation:

We've invited one of the top 300 Professors in the United States to join me, Dr. John Knox of the University of Georgia Atmospheric Sciences Program and Department of Geography. Dr. Knox is also the recipient of the National Weather Association's top scientific research award, The Fujita Award.

John is a great colleague, but I am not being a biased host by inviting a UGA colleague. Dr. Knox is...

Voarintsoa awarded Faculty for the Future Fellowship

Posted 2 years 3 months ago

Geology doctoral student Ny Riavo Voarintsoa has been selected for the Faculty for the Future Fellowship Award, sponsored by the Schlumberger Foundation to support talented women from developing and emerging countries who are pursuing advanced degrees in science and engineering at leading universities:

Recipients are chosen based on their leadership qualities, academic ability and engagement toward science and education as a development tool in their home country.

Voarintsoa, a native of Madagascar, studies paleoclimate, the changes in climate throughout history. Her current...

Weather-related accidents and conditions

Posted 2 years 4 months ago

Great demonstration at the geography building yesterday, and our colleague Jessica Luton shares the story:

The UGA Geography building lawn looked more like a setup for a child’s birthday party or a carnival than a research project Thursday afternoon as students gathered around a red and yellow bounce house.

The students, who are both undergraduate and graduate students studying atmospheric science, are taking a summer geography class meant to introduce students to the research process first-hand.

Taught every other year, the class teaches basic research skills on...

The Climate for Climate News

Posted 2 years 4 months ago

Whatever the curent state of the art on presenting/denying/affirming the realities and consequences of a changing global climate, UGA and Franklin College scholars have long been a trustworthy source of expertise on the subject. And it is a complex subject, which is why it calls for scholarship from such a wide range of fields from marine sciences to geography and atmospheric sciences to microbiology, forestry, ecology and the biological sciences, UGA faculty are engaged everywhere from the planetary level down to the impacts of climate change on cities and towns, streets and...