From the UAlbany News Center
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.
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.
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.
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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.