From the UAlbany News Center
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
The Department in the News
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.