Undergraduate Research Opportunities in Environmental Science

Brian E.J. Rose Research Group

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Our group works on the fundamental dynamics of the climate system, particularly coupled atmosphere-ocean interaction. We are primarily a theoretical group and use a variety of numerical and mathematical modeling.

Brian Tang Research Group

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My interests envelop topics in tropical meteorology, mesoscale storm dynamics, synoptic meteorology, and numerical modeling. My research focuses on the formation and intensity of tropical cyclones and their role in the climate system, and on severe weather in the Northeast.

Group of Remote Sensing

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Climate change alters the radiation, temperature, sea surface pressure, and precipitation distributions, and also forces terrestrial vegetation and ecological systems to adapt. Great attention has being paid to potential aerosol impacts on cloud microphysical and radiative properties, as the indirect effect of aerosols currently produces the greatest uncertainty in climate predictions among all known climate forcing mechanisms. Large climate feedback uncertainties limit the accuracy in predicting the response of Earth's climate to the atmospheric CO2 increase. Also, key physical and dynamical processes associated with severe weather (e.g., hurricanes and tornados) are neither fully understood nor characterized, and so high priority is placed on measurements that will contribute to successful forecasts of such events. To address several key issues, our research group works on the problems of atmospheric physics ranging from the ionosphere to the earth's surface by using numerical models and active and passive remote sensing from multiple platforms (satellite, airborne, and surface-based).

Kristen L. Corbosiero’s Research Group

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Dr. Corbosiero's research focuses on the interaction between tropical cyclones and the environments in which they are embedded, with an emphasis on storm structure, the intensity and duration of convection, and the properties of clouds that comprise the storm. These problems are studied using both observational data and numerical modeling.

Lang Research Group

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Our research group is an enthusiastic group of scientists interested in scale interaction in our atmosphere. We are interested in meso to planetary spacial scales as well as synoptic to subseasonal time scales of the upper troposphere-lower stratosphere region.

Miller Lab

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Our research area is called micrometeorology - "meteorology" because atmospheric motions are a key component of our work, and "micro" reflects a focus on the relatively thin layer (tens of meters) of the atmosphere just above land or water. Our research is field-oriented, meaning that we deploy scientific instruments in field settings, including forests, lakes and rivers, and the ocean. We are interested in Surface Exchange Processes, or the way that things like heat, momentum, and trace gases (e.g., CO2) are transferred between the earth's surface and the atmosphere. These fluxes are driven to a large degree by atmospheric turbulence, and we measure them directly using techniques such as eddy covariance. These data can be used to improve the understanding of processes controlling surface exchange. These results can then feed into climate models used to address questions about current and future biogeochemical cycles and climate. Our research covers a broad range of topics that has involved collaborations with physical and chemical oceanographers, ecologists, biologists, hydrologists, limnologists, and meteorologists.

Minder Research Group

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Research interests: Mountain weather and climate, regional climate dynamics, meoscale dynamics and modeling, lake-effect snow, and hydrometeorology

Perez Lab

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Research interests: Solar and renewable energy, environment, economics

Schwab Research Group

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Our group is involved in field measurements of atmospheric pollutant gases and particles. Our group is involved in one or more of the following: - Evaluation and calibration of instruments used for atmospheric measurements of particles and gases; - Preparation for deployment of instruments for field studies; - Collection and/or evaluation of field measurement data; - Advanced data processing and analysis of collected data.