From the UAlbany News Center
A new UAlbany study published in the April 13, 2015, issue of Nature Climate Change, links the Inter-decadal Pacific Oscillation (IPO) with essentially all the difference between observed and model-simulated global warming rates on decadal time scales since 1920, and in particular the warming hiatus since year 2000.
The University at Albany and the Rockefeller Institute of Government are partnering to host Facing the Storm: Severe Weather Challenges Confronting New York State in the 21st Century, a forum to discuss the threats posed by severe weather.
UAlbany Distinguished Teaching Professor Emeritus John Delano will inaugurate a new campus lecture series presented by UAlbany Libraries on NASA's search for Life Beyond Earth. The event will be held in the Standish Board Room in the Science Library on Wednesday, March 11 from 12:35 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Faculty experts at the University at Albany can provide insight on the technology behind the state-of-the-art early warning detection network, the NYS Mesonet, and how it can further support forecasting and first responder efforts.
The University in partnership with local municipalities, colleges, and private research labs is awarded $2.7 million Capital Region Economic Development Council funding for innovative projects that promote area entrepreneurial growth, combat urban blight, enhance weather detection, and increase research grants for NYCAP institutions.
Representatives from the Department of Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences attended the 40th Annual Northeastern Storms Conference in Saratoga Springs, March 6-8.
First year graduate student, Stephanie Stevenson, is awarded the Best Student Poster Award at the recent 7th Conference on the Meteorological Applications of Lighting Data at the AMS Annual Meeting in Phoenix, AZ.
The Department in the News
With access to only 27 of these stations in the state right now, meteorologists working on the project are excited about creating a denser network. Chris Thorncroft is one of them. He says eventually there’ll be 125 stations across New York - at least one in each county.
NYS Mesonet, led by the University at Albany and its partners, the National Weather Service and the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services is poised to become a national leader in weather preparedness and response.
The Weather Geeks at the Weather Channel ask Professor Andrea Lang, "What is the Polar Vortex?"
Andrea Lang says the Arctic air is a result of powerful Typhoon Nuri in the western Pacific deforming high-altitude jet stream winds over the Arctic Circle that form the polar vortex.