David Yap receives Amethyst Award
...articles in the journals Water, Air, & Soil Pollution and Boundary-Layer meteorology
, both published by Springer.
After completing a master's degree in meteorology
at McGill University in 1969, Dr. Yap received his Ph.D. in urban climatolo...
Space sensors shed new light on air quality
Emissions of gaseous pollutants have increased in India over the past two decades. According to Dr Sachin Ghude of the Indian Institute of Tropical meteorology
(IITM), rapid industrialisation, urbanisation and traffic growth are most likely responsible for the increase. Because of varying consumption patterns...
Clearing the Air for 2008 Beijing Olympics
...id Streets, a senior scientist in Argonne's Decision and Information Sciences Division, said, 'Air quality in Beijing in the summertime is dictated by meteorology
and topography. Typically, temperatures are high, humidity is high, wind speeds are low, and the surrounding hills restrict venting of pollution. Thus...
Troubled waters: Low Apalachicola River flow may hurt gulf fisheries
...k between the river flow variations and offshore fisheries."
Morey, Dmitry Dukhovskoy, also of COAPS, and Mark Bourassa, an associate professor of meteorology
at FSU, examined the seasonal and year-to-year variability of the river flow caused by changes in precipitation over the watershed encompassing much o...
NSF announces funding for Alaska Region Research Vessel
... and arctic ecosystems. The vessel will be designed to serve scientists in different disciplines, such as those in fisheries, geology, marine biology, meteorology
Research in this region is particularly important because of the high productivity of Alaska's continental shelves and the liveli...
International climate change researchers meet, review latest findings
... whose research focuses on climate modeling and the impact of climate change on crops.
Jochem Marotzke , director of the Max Planck Institute for meteorology
in Hamburg, Germany, whose research focuses on the role of the large-scale ocean circulation in climate and climate change.
Ilana Wainer , a mete...
Oxford's Dr. Rosalind Rickaby receives 2009 Rosenstiel Award
...science. It is awarded annually to one individual on a rotating basis for achievements in six broad disciplinary areas: marine geology and geophysics; meteorology
and physical oceanography; marine and atmospheric chemistry; marine biology and fisheries; applied marine physics; and marine affairs. This year's awa...
Wallace S. Broecker wins the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in Climate Change
...and Education United States); Hans J. Schellnhuber (Postdam Institute for Climate Impact Research - Germany); Bjorn Stevens (Max Planck Institute for meteorology
- Germany); and the Spaniards Carlos Duarte (Mediterranean Institute for Advanced Studies, CSIC University of the Balearic Islands) and Sergio Alonso...
AGU journal highlights -- Dec. 31, 2008
Effects of microphysical drop size distribution on tornadogenesis in supercell thunderstorms.
Nathan Snook and Ming Xue: School of meteorology
and Center for Analysis and Prediction of Storms, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma, U.S.A.
Geophysical Research Letters ( GRL ) p...
Lifecycles of tropical cyclones predicted in global computer model
...ow detailed studies of tropical cyclone genesis and evolution, as well as other weather and climate-related phenomena," says co-author Yuqing Wang, UH meteorology
professor and IPRC research team leader. He believes the results will usher in a new era in weather and climate prediction.
International Council for Science launches major research program on natural disasters
...r risk management,' said Filipe Domingos Freires Lucio, a member of the ICSU Planning Group and a former Director-General of the National Institute of meteorology
of Mozambique, now at the World Meteorological Organization.
'With the predicted impacts of climate change, countries like Mozambique have no alter...
Wetlands restoration not a panacea for Louisiana coast
...f variability in storm surge height along the shore, variability that isn't reflected in current storm impact models.
Scientists can measure storm meteorology
wind speeds and directions, rainfall and such but until they can measure the ground effects of storm surge, including how far inland the waves are p...
Petascale climate modeling heats up at University of Miami
...edictions, as well as climate change projections.
With this boost in computing capabilities, the research team led by Dr. Ben Kirtman, professor of meteorology
and physical oceanography at the University of Miami, has developed a novel weather and climate modeling strategy, or "interactive ensembles," specifi...