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Lightning strikes expected to increase

UAlbany-Berkeley Climate Study Predicts a Significant Increase of Lightning during 21st Century

A new study published in Science predicts a 50 percent increase in lightning strikes across the United States during this century as a result of warming temperatures associated with climate change.

UAlbany professors Sami Schalk and Andrea Lang

UAlbany, UUP Albany Win Joint Labor-Management Grant for Pilot Faculty Mentoring Program

The University at Albany and the UAlbany chapter of United University Professions recently received a grant from the statewide UUP Joint Labor Management Committee. The grant, matched by UAlbany’s Office of the Provost, allows two tenure-track assistant professors to participate in a faculty mentoring/success program in spring 2015.

Mesoscale meteorologist Ryan Torn

Six UAlbany Atmospheric Scientists Receive Federal Grants to Aid Extreme Weather Prediction and Alleviate Global Water Crisis

An array of recent awards, ranging from one to four years, will support researchers and their teams from UAlbany's Department of Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences and Atmospheric Sciences Research Center. The two entities comprise one of the largest university-based concentrations of weather and climate science in the country.

Drought in Southwest

UAlbany Atmospheric Scientist Studies the Past to Predict the Future for Greenhouse Gas Effects

Through a new National Science Foundation grant, atmospheric scientist Aiguo Dai is studying more than a century of climate simulations to differentiate natural from man-induced forces affecting global drought and precipitation. The study’s results will help interpret recent extreme climate events, such as drought in the Southwest U.S.

UAlbany's WxChallenge Team

UAlbany Places Second in National Weather Forecasting Competition

UAlbany students, faculty and staff recently captured second place at WxChallenge, a national online weather forecasting competition, run by the University of Oklahoma. For the second consecutive year, UAlbany was second only to Penn State in the contest, further solidifying its position as a national leader in atmospheric sciences.

Department News

  • DAES Team Attends GNSS4SWEC Summer School in Bulgaria

    Hannah Huelsing and June Wang from DAES attended "First Summer School for Advanced Global Navigation Satellite Systems tropospheric products for monitoring severe weather events and climate (GNSS4SWEC)" at Golden Sands, Bulgaria on 8-11 September 2014.

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