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Monday | August 8, 2016

HAS Atmospheric Sciences graduate student, Aishwarya Raman's research central to report on Arizona Haboobs

The first concrete report from the National Weather Service (NWS) and the National Oceanic Atmospheric Association (NOAA) on haboobs (dust storms) in Arizona. This underrated weather hazard is being brought to the forefront of weather news with the help of Aishwarya's masters work.

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Sunday | August 7, 2016

HAS faculty, Dr. Xubin Zeng and Dr. Tom Galarneau, helping to improve hurricane predictability

Combining their studies and building on research from former UA Atmospheric Sciences students and faculty, Dr. Zeng and Dr. Galarneau are improving hurricane predictability.

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Tuesday | June 14, 2016

UA Atmospheric Scientists Forecast Eight Atlantic Hurricanes

For the 2016 Hurricane Season (1 June to 30 November), UA scientists predict eight hurricanes in the North Atlantic, including the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea.

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Wednesday | May 4, 2016

ATMO Ph.D. student, Daile Zhang, awarded Krider Scholarship

Daile Zhang was awarded the Krider Scholarship at the 2016 ILDC/ILMC (International Lightning Detection Conference/International Lightning Meteorology Conference). This scholarship is open to young scientists presenting at the conference.

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Tuesday | April 19, 2016

Dr. William Sprigg presents the first in a series, Extreme Weather, Health, and Communities

Dr. William Sprigg presents the first in a series, Extreme Weather, Health, and Communities, a new book which "presents a unique interdisciplinary approach, drawing on expertise in both the natural and social sciences."

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Monday | November 9, 2015

Dr. Christopher Castro presents webinar on CoCoRahs WxTalk

ATMO Associate Professor, Dr. Christopher Castro, presented a webinar on the topic of the North American Monsoon on the CoCoRahs (Community Collaborative Rain, Hail & Snow) Network.

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Thursday | August 27, 2015

New NASA report chaired by ATMO Professor, Xubin Zeng

NASA has just published the "Workshop Report on Scientific Challenges and Opportunities in the NASA Weather Forecast Area"

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Wednesday | July 1, 2015

Hydromet PhD candidate, Timothy Lahmers named 2015/2016 Water Sustainability Program Student Fellow

Congratulations to Hydromet PhD candidate, Timothy Lahmers! Tim was recently named a Water Sustainability Program Grad Student Fellow. The award of $10,000 is given to "five outstanding students" at the University of Arizona.

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Monday | June 15, 2015

UA Atmospheric Scientists Forecast Six Atlantic Hurricanes in 2015

For the 2015 hurricane season (1 June to 30 November), the University of Arizona (UA) forecasting model developed by Kyle Davis, Xubin Zeng, and Elizabeth Ritchie (Davis et al. 2015) predicts 6 hurricanes in the North Atlantic, including the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea.

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Monday | April 6, 2015

Elizabeth Ritchie receives the 2015 Blitzer Award

Professor Elizabeth Ritchie was this year's recipient of the The Professor Leon and Pauline Blitzer Award for Excellence in the Teaching of Physics and Related Sciences.

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Thursday | April 2, 2015

Hurricane forecasting improving thanks to ATMO students and faculty

Atmospheric Sciences master's student Kyle Davis, and professors Xubin Zeng and Elizabeth Ritchie discuss their hurricane forecasting work.

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Monday | March 23, 2015

Position Announcements

*Dynamic Meteorology

*Physical Meteorology

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Monday | January 26, 2015

ATMO board member, Marty Ralph, speaks on drought and atmospheric rivers

Newly elected ATMO board member, Marty Ralph, speaks to the LA Times regarding California drought and the roll atmospheric rivers play in their end.

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Thursday | December 18, 2014

Joint Atmospheric Sciences / Geosciences professor, Jonathan Overpeck named UA Regents' Professor

Dr. Overpeck has been named a 2014 University of Arizona Regents' Professor.

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Tuesday | December 9, 2014

Dr. Elizabeth Ritchie is selected for Blitzer Award

Atmospheric Sciences professor, Dr. Elizabeth Ritchie, has been selected to receive the 2015 Professor Leon Blitzer and Pauline Blitzer Award for Excellence.

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Tuesday | December 9, 2014

Dr. Yolande Serra featured in AZ Daily Star special UA Science section

Dr. Yolande Serra was recently featured in the AZ Daily Star's special UA Science section. Her research is focused on tropical and North American weather and climate, and how weather systems organize in different environments.

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Thursday | November 13, 2014

4 NASA grants received by Professor Armin Sorooshian

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Wednesday | October 29, 2014

Remembering Dr. William D. Sellers 1928-2014

Dr. William Sellers passed away on August 27, 2014. He was born in Culver City, California on August 18, 1928. He received his undergraduate degree from UCLA and earned a master's and doctorate degree in Meteorology from MIT. Dr. Sellers retired Professor Emeritus after 40 years with the University of Arizona in Atmospheric Sciences.

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Tuesday | October 7, 2014

ATMO professor Xubin Zeng has been named an Agnese Nelms Haury Faculty Chair.

ATMO professor Xubin Zeng has been named an Agnese Nelms Haury Faculty Chair. The highest of honors afforded by the new Agnese Nelms Haury Program in Environment and Social Justice at the University of Arizona, Chair recognition is given to distinguished faculty working on pressing issues in the areas of environmental change, culture studies, social justice, the Southwest, indigenous peoples, and human rights.

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Tuesday | September 9, 2014

ATMO/IAP Professor Emeritus, Dr. E. Philip Krider, and ATMO Research Professor, Dr. Kenneth L. Cummins, are members of a team awarded the 2014 Silver Achievement Medal at the NASA Kennedy Space Center.

ATMO/IAP Professor Emeritus, Dr. E. Philip Krider, and ATMO Research Professor, Dr. Kenneth L. Cummins, are members of the NASA/ Air Force Lighting Advisory Panel (LAP) that received the 2014 Silver Achievement Medal at the NASA Kennedy Space Center.

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Friday | September 5, 2014

ATMO Associate Professor, Dr. Christopher Castro, awarded Fulbright NEXUS Scholarship.

ATMO Associate Professor, Dr. Christopher Castro, was awarded a Fulbright NEXUS Scholarship. The Fulbright Regional NEtwork for Applied Research (NEXUS) Program is a network of junior scholars, professionals and mid-career applied researchers from the United States, Brazil, Canada, and other Western Hemisphere nations in a year-long program that includes multi-disciplinary, team-based research, a series of three seminar meetings, and a Fulbright exchange experience.

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Friday | June 6, 2014

Congratulations to our Spring and Summer grads!

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Wednesday | March 26, 2014

AIR (Atmospheric Interdisciplinary Research) and EarthWeek coming in April

EarthWeek is a four-day annual conference organized by graduate students from the six departments in the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences (SEES) at the University of Arizona. The Department of Atmospheric Sciences graduate students host AIR during EarthWeek.

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Monday | February 24, 2014

ATMO undergoing Academic Performance Review (APR)

The Arizona Board of Regents requires each academic unit at UA to undergo a comprehensive Academic Program Review (APR) every seven years. This year it is the turn of the Department of Atmospheric Sciences (ATMO).

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Wednesday | February 19, 2014

ATMO Board Member and Vaisala Chief Science Officer Kevin Petty interviewed on the Weather Channel's morning show

ATMO Board Member and Vaisala's Chief Science Officer, Kevin Petty, discusses Vaisala's newest radiosonde RS41 with the Weather Channel.

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Tuesday | February 4, 2014

Department of Hydrology and Water Resources to host lecture by Dr. Soroosh Sorooshian

Dr. Soroosh Sorooshian - Challenges and limitations of hydroclimatalogical forecasting and the relative role of its three pillars: Models, observations, and parameterization - Wed, Feb 12

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Tuesday | December 3, 2013

Mapping lightning in the midst of Super Typhoon Haiyan

Vaisala scientists were watching the lightning from Typhoon Haiyan. The amount and pattern of lightning, especially in the eyewall are quite interesting to review. They've put together some maps and a short video showing the development and track of lightning during the storm on November 7-8, 2013.

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Tuesday | December 3, 2013

Studying why lightning strikes where it does

Dr. Kenneth Cummins wrote a piece for the Arizona Daily Star on why lightning strikes where it does.

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Tuesday | December 3, 2013

Assistant Professor Armin Sorooshian highlighted for areosol work

Armin Sorooshian discusses the measurements of aerosols, gases and clouds to get a better understanding of what these things mean to humanity "in terms of visibility, cloud formation and precipitation, and climate change".

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Tuesday | November 26, 2013

Graduate students visit the 25th OWS

On Friday afternoon (11/22/2013), 14 graduate students and Dr. Xubin Zeng visited the 25th Operational Weather Squadron (OWS) at the Davis-Monthan Air Force Base

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Friday | November 22, 2013

Two mile stretch of I-10 is deadliest in Arizona

Dr. Avelino Arellano spoke to the Arizona Daily Star regarding dust storm modeling and the implementation of weather stations in dust-prone areas along interstates in Arizona.

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Tuesday | October 22, 2013

Dr. Ken Cummins Talks Lightning with Livescience

Dr. Ken Cummins discusses mapping lightning strikes.

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Wednesday | August 28, 2013

Flying laboratory helping scientists understand Earth's climate

Dr. Armin Sorooshian was recently invited to participate in experiments aboard NASA's flying lab, the DC-8.

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Tuesday | August 20, 2013

Lightning Interaction with Wind Turbines

Dr. Ken Cummins and PhD candidate Mason Quick spent the summer collaborating with the wind energy industry and multiple other universities to study lightning interaction with wind turbines.

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Tuesday | August 20, 2013

Matt Brode, UA Atmo Alum, Named Chief Meteorologist at KVOA-TV

Matt Brode was recently named Chief Meteorologist at KVOA-TV. Matt graduated from UA in 2002 with a BS in Atmospheric Sciences. He returns to the KVOA team after spending 3 years at a CBS affiliate in Portland, OR. Congratulations Matt!

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Monday | July 8, 2013

Forecasting the Weather

Michael Leuthold has been highlighted in UA News for his work on climate research and modeling to forecast dangerous weather conditions.

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Wednesday | July 3, 2013

UA SRP Pilots New Promotora Training Module in Mexico

A new module in the "Transferable Training Modules on Environmental Science" series has recently been developed and piloted in a collaboration between the University of Arizona Superfund Research Program (UA SRP) and Dean Carter Binational Center for Environmental Health Sciences.

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Tuesday | July 2, 2013

2013 Monsoon Weather Discussion website goes live

The 2013 monsoon weather discussion website is now live and operational!

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Tuesday | June 25, 2013

Edge 25th Operational Weather Squadron Change of Command Davis-Monthan AFB

Lieutenant Colonel Michael Gremillion has been awarded "The Meritorious Service Medal, Third Oak Leaf Cluster" at the recent change of command ceremony at Davis-Monthan AFB.

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Thursday | June 20, 2013

Monsoon's on the way. Really.

Dr. Chris Castro was recently interviewed by Tom Beal of the Arizona Daily Star about the 2013 North American Monsoon. Dr. Castro and local forecasters are predicting an early start to the monsoon season this year, which usually begins in early July. To read the complete article follow the link to the Arizona Daily Star article, Monsoon's on the way. Really.

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Wednesday | May 1, 2013

The Department of Atmospheric Sciences research helps explain the sources of much of the dust in the recent extreme dust event.

See the Arizona Daily Star article: Record dust levels of April 8-9 came from California

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Monday | February 11, 2013

UA Ranked Top in Nation for Environmental Research

"The UA is the No. 1 university in the U.S. and ranks second in the world for environmental science research, according to a study analyzing citation data from more than 180 journals."

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Wednesday | January 16, 2013

Aishwarya Raman wins best oral presentation award for the 15th Conference on Atmospheric Chemistry

Congratulations to Masters student Ms. Aishwarya Raman on winning best oral presentation award for the 15th Conference on Atmospheric Chemistry at the American Meteorological Society's 93rd Annual Meeting in Austin, TX. The title of Ms. Raman's talk was "Modeling and data analysis of 2011 Phoenix dust storm" by Aishwarya Raman and Ave Arellano.

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Friday | November 9, 2012

Dr. E. Philip Krider named a 2012 Alumnus of the Year

The University of Arizona Alumni Association has named Atmospheric Sciences Professor Emeritus Dr. E. Philip Krider one of 2012's Alumni of the Year.

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Friday | November 2, 2012

Dr. Elizabeth Ritchie helps explain the relationship between climate change and hurricane events.

In an interview with local television news channel KVOA News 4, Dr. Elizabeth Ritchie explains that making a direct connection between climate change and hurricane Sandy isn't that easy but notes that this event has provided a huge amount of data for future study. See the article and video on KVOA News 4's web site Hurricane Sandy has some speculating on climate change

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Wednesday | October 3, 2012

Summer Lightning Research

During the summers of 2011 and 2012, Mason Quick, a graduate student in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences, and Prof. Emeritus E. Philip Krider and investigators from other universities, participated in a joint research campaign at the International Center for Lightning Research and Testing (ICLRT) near Gainesville, Florida.

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Monday | September 17, 2012

UANews - UA Climate Scientists Put Predictions to the Test

"A new study has found that climate-prediction models are good at predicting long-term climate patterns on a global scale but lose their edge when applied to time frames shorter than three decades and on sub-continental scales."

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Monday | February 27, 2012

Dr. Eric A Betterton receives The 2012 Professor Leon and Pauline Blitzer Award for Excellence in the Teaching of Physics and related Sciences

Dr. Eric A Betterton will receive The 2012 Professor Leon and Pauline Blitzer Award for Excellence in the Teaching of Physics and Related Sciences. Dr. Betterton will receive the award and present the lecture "Earth-Dust, Cloud-Dust, Storm-Dust: The pervasive Nature of Atmospheric Aerosols in our Lives"

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Thursday | August 11, 2011

Two teams from the University of Arizona chosen to participate in this year's NASA Reduced Gravity Student Flight Opportunities Program.

Photo Slideshow: Zero-Gravity Flight - UANews.org
A follow up to our news entry on 2011-07-25, "Atmospheric Science research students, Kyle Rine and Jana Pence, were members of one of two teams from the University of Arizona chosen to participate in this year's NASA Reduced Gravity Student Flight Opportunities Program . . ."

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Thursday | August 4, 2011

Researchers in the Department of Atmospheric Science are co-investigators in a major effort to study the monsoon.

ATMO research professors, Chris Castro, Francina Dominguez and Xubin Zeng are participating in a major investigation of the monsoon funded by the National Science Foundation. See the article, A Major Grant to Model the Monsoon, for more information.

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Monday | July 25, 2011

Jana Pence and Kyle Rine recently participated in the NASA Reduced Gravity Student Flight Opportunities Program at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX.

Atmospheric Science research students, Kyle Rine and Jana Pence, were members of one of two teams from the University of Arizona chosen to participate in this year's NASA Reduced Gravity Student Flight Opportunities Program. Their research team attempted to repeat the famous Miller-Urey experiment on the chemical origins of life.

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Wednesday | May 18, 2011

Carlos Carillo awarded first place for his research poster.

Carlos Carillo awarded first place for his research poster presented at the "Sustainablity On The Border: water, Climate and Social Change In A Fragile Landscape" conference at El Paso, Texas.

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Friday | April 22, 2011

Michael Brunke receives ATMO's staff excellence and the College of Science "Best of the Best" awards.

Michael Brunke, ATMO research staff member and Ph.D. candidate, was awarded both the department Staff Excellence Award and the College of Science "Best of the Best" award.

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Monday | April 11, 2011

NATS101 Online

Satisfy your general education requirements over the Summer in the comfort of your own home.

See the full size flyer image.

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Thursday | December 9, 2010

Dr. Xubin Zeng has been named a 2011 Galileo Circle Fellow

Dr. Xubin Zeng has been named a 2011 Galileo Circle Fellow by the College of Science Dean's Board of Advisors. This award, established through the generosity of members of the Galileo Circle, recognizes outstanding accomplishment in academic scholarship and is one of the highest honors the College of Science can bestow on its faculty.

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Friday | November 12, 2010

Arizona Daily Star Sunday supplement reports on the New Bachelor in Applied Science in Meteorology Degree

The November 14 Sunday Supplement in the Arizona Daily Star, Online meteorology degree takes off discusses the new degree offering. For program details visit the web site, http://bas.atmo.arizona.edu/.

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Friday | September 3, 2010

Dr. E. Philip Krider was presented with the Space Flight Awareness Team Award

For researching and writing the Lightning Launch Commit Criteria that simultaneously ensured the maximum safety, mission assurance, and launch opportunity of NASA, Department of Defense, Federal Aviation Administration, and commercial missions.

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Friday | September 3, 2010

Professor Benjamin M. Herman receives NASA's highest award.

Benjamin M. Herman, professor emeritus in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences, has been awarded the 2010 NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal, the highest honor that NASA confers on a non-government individual.

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Monday | July 12, 2010

Monsoon discussions are again being presented by the Department of Atmospheric Sciences

The daily overview and discussion of the real time Arizona Regional WRF forecast and interactive Monsoon discussions are being presented again this Summer by the Department of Atmospheric Sciences.

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Wednesday | May 12, 2010

UA Atmospheric Scientists Present Hurricane Research

UA projects highlighted at an international conference in Tucson focus on improving hurricane predictions and the effects of such storms on the U.S. Southwest. See the article by Mari N. Jensen, College of Science, in the UANews, May 11, 2010. (Photo courtesy of NASA Visible Earth)

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Friday | March 26, 2010

Atmospheric Sciences new BAS degree caters to military

Motivated by the needs of personnel at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, a new degree program in meteorology at UA South caters to men enlisted in the Air Force through flexible class offerings and online availability.

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Friday | March 26, 2010

Hydrometeorology Program Awarded Funds from The Graduate Incentives for Growth Awards Program

The proposal to the Graduate Incentives for Growth Awards (GIGA), submitted by Dr. Christopher L. Castro in cooperation with the faculty of the Climate Dynamics and Hydrometeorology Center will provide Graduate Assistantships to students seeking degrees in the new Hydrometeorology Program. See article for more detail.

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Tuesday | February 9, 2010

Faculty hires in climate dynamics and data assimilation

The University of Arizona (UA) seeks to hire two faculty in climate dynamics and data assimilation as part of an Environmental Initiative that will bring more than 15 new hires to the UA. The UA is home to many nationally recognized programs and departments in earth and environmental sciences, described at The Institute of the Environment.

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Wednesday | December 2, 2009

The Bachelor of Applied Sciences in Meteorology

The Department of Atmospheric Sciences, through The University of Arizona South, is offering a Bachelor of Applied Sciences degree (BAS) for students interested in the study of weather and the climate.

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Friday | November 6, 2009

The HCPV Solar Concentrator Prototype Is Delivered to Raytheon for System Integration and Testing

The 2KiloWatt HCPV mirror built at the Steward Mirror Lab has been delivered to Raytheon for systems integration and testing to begin in early 2010.

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Monday | October 5, 2009

ATMO Faculty and research Scientists will speak at Biosphere2 Series

The Faculty and Research Scientists in the Department join other speakers participating in the "Lets Talk Science Series," a part of the Biosphere2 Science Saturdays program.

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Thursday | July 16, 2009

ATMO will be conductiing online weather briefings this summer.

Weather briefings will be conducted at 11:15MST in PAS room 448 by individuals from the department and others, such as Pat Holbrook, a retired NWS Tucson office employee and Bob Maddox, former director of the National Severe Storms Lab in Norman OK. You can join the discussion via a webcast at: BREEZE MEETING

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Monday | February 23, 2009

New high-speed video cameras reveal the structure of lightning.

E. Philip Krider, ATMO Professor Emeritus says, "High-speed video recording systems are providing an entirely new dimension in our understanding of lightning - namely, time, with enough resolution we are able to see entirely new processes in the spatial development of intracloud and cloud-to-ground flashes."

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Monday | February 23, 2009

ATMO Joint Faculty Member is awarded academia's highest title.

William James Shuttleworth, Department of Hydrology and Water Resources, has been honored with the title of Regents' Professor.

Dr. Shuttleworth's honored position serves as recognition for his exceptional contribution to the quality of the University through distinguished accomplishments in teaching, scholarship, and research, as well as achievement in national and international distinction.

Congratulations Regents' Professor Shuttleworth!

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Wednesday | February 11, 2009

ATMO Doctoral student wins at AMS Phoenix Convention

Koichi Sakaguchi was awarded 2nd Place in the student poster competition by the Committee on Climate Variations and Change in the AMS Poster session at the 89th Annual Meeting in Phoenix.

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Tuesday | February 3, 2009

Professor Emeritus E. Philip Krider Honored by Eric Betterton

"Dr. Krider ia a shining example of the world-class scientists who call Arizona home," said Dr. Eric Betterton, Atmospheric Sciences Department Head. "His dedication to advancing the field of atmospheric electricity and lightning is evident in the generation of students he has inspired and the innovative research he has published."

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Monday | November 3, 2008

Atmospheric Sciences Researcher is working collaboratively with the University of New Mexico to predict dust storms as an early-warning system for people with respiratory ailments.

UA professor William Sprigg and his fellow researchers are using NASA satellites and National Weather Service technology to create dust models, or images, that can more accurately predict when and where a dust storm will occur.

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Monday | November 3, 2008

William Sprigg, Atmospheric Sciences PHAiRS Co-investigator Evaluates the Influence of Space-based Observations on Predictions of Dust Storms

UA atmospheric sciences graduate students Patrick Shaw and Bena Chandy, UA optical sciences professor Kurtis Thome, UA optical sciences graduate student Anna Britt-Mahler and UA atmospheric scientist Brian Barbaris work with Sprigg in this research.

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Monday | October 27, 2008

Atmospheric Sciences Department Reaches Out to the Tucson Hispanic Community

Theresa Foley, Atmospheric Sciences doctoral student, has been awarded a NASA Spacegrant Fellowship to conduct an outreach program in the Tucson Hispanic Community.

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Tuesday | September 23, 2008

Pollen Can Do More Than Just Make You Sneeze

If you have asthma, cardiovascular disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or pneumonia, pollen can be downright dangerous.

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NASA Satellite Data to the Aid of Allergy Sufferers

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Friday | September 19, 2008

ATMO's Model Forecasts Used By KUAT's Arizona Illustrated

KUAT recently upgraded their daily news magazine, Arizona Illustrated, to High Definition video and also wanted to update their weather segment and approached ATMO for some ideas.

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Thursday | July 3, 2008

Tropical Storm Douglas

At the University of Arizona rooftop weather stations mark the offices of the people who tell us whether it's going to rain. In particular, researchers in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences predict an early onset of the monsoon.

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Wednesday | April 16, 2008

ATMO Grads Receive Outstanding Student Awards

The College of Science awarded Outstanding Graduate Student Awards for 2008 to three students in the Atmospheric Sciences Department.

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Wednesday | April 16, 2008

ATMO Students Selected As 2008 Galileo Circle Scholars

Two graduate students from the Department of Atmospheric Sciences / IAP are recipients of a $1000 scholarship for being selected as Galileo Circle Scholars.

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Thursday | April 10, 2008

Graduate Research in Atmospheric Sciences (GRATIS)

The graduate students in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences would like to invite you to the 10th annual Graduate Research in Atmospheric Sciences Conference (GRATIS) which will take place April 10, 2008 in the Student Union.

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Wednesday | March 26, 2008

Dr. E. Philip Krider

CONGRATULATIONS!
Award recipient of the Third Annual ~ Professor Leon and Pauline Blitzer Award for Excellence ~ in the Teaching of Physics and Related Sciences.

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Friday | December 21, 2007

New RO-based techniques and applications continue to emerge

Radio occultation expert Robert Kursinski and colleagues at the University of Arizona are exploring how a next-generation RO system using much higher occultation frequencies could maximize the information derived from the RO technique.

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UCAR Quarterly

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Monday | December 10, 2007

UA program helps D-M in weather forecasting

A University of Arizona program that can more accurately predict when a monsoon storm or other storm will strike is helping Davis-Monthan Air Force Base pilots avoid flying through stormy skies.

By Aaron Mackey, Arizona Daily Star

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The Arizona Daily Star

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Wednesday | November 7, 2007

Researchers to build, test advanced spaceborne climate-monitoring instrument

E. Robert Kursinski and his team, won a 3-year, $1.6 million National Science Foundation Major Research Instrumentation grant to construct and demonstrate a prototype instrument that will measure water vapor, temperature and ozone anywhere over the globe with unprecedented vertical resolution and accuracy.

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Friday | November 2, 2007

Lightning Science - Benjamin Franklin's Kite Experiment

Please join UA professor E. Philip Krider for a discussion on Benjamin Franklin's famous kite experiment.

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Friday | October 19, 2007

From Passing Interest to Passion: A SOARS Success Story

Christopher Castro is proof of the value of a summer internship.

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Thursday | September 20, 2007

The Fourth Symposium on Southwest Hydrometeorology

WHEN: September 20-21, 2007
The Fourth Symposium on Southwest Hydrometeorology will provide a forum to discuss and present research issues associated with mid-latitude, subtropical, and tropical weather systems that affect the Southwest United States, and to discuss the impact of these systems on hydrologic systems.

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Monday | September 17, 2007

A Message From Dr. Betterton

Welcome to ATMO's new web site. The new design uses a Content Management System that makes it easier to update and modify web pages; it follows the "look and feel" of the College of Science, and adds features like "News and Events" and "Support ATMO."

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Tuesday | October 24, 2006

Benjamin M. Herman Symposium

WHEN: October 24, 2006
A symposium to honor the life and work of Dr. Benjamin Herman.

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