Earth System Science Center and Department of Atmospheric Science at The University of Alabama in Huntsville

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    Geographic travels lead Hu to UAH

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (Sept. 29, 2016) — Coming out of high school, Leiqiu Hu chose to study geography because she thought it would involve a lot of travel, which she enjoys. On one…

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    Walt Peterson, from NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, takes part in a discussion during the annual two-day meeting of the Global Hydrology Resource Center Distributed…

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    Analysis of trees struck by lightning

    Jeff Burchfield, right, a research assistant in UAH’s Earth System Science Center, readies straps that will hold a lightning sensor in place on a tower at a Smithsonian…

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    Ex-bomber mechanic studies heat islands

    Photo above: Dawn White puts finishing touches on a presentation explaining her summer research project to develop a heat stress index for both Huntsville and San Jose,…

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    Christy donating award to job-training charity

    Photo caption: Dr. John Christy, director of UAH’s Earth System Science Center, right, presents a $10,000 award check to Elaine Dickson, director of the Christian…

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    GIS/Remote Sensing Laboratory Gets New Computers!

    Shane Smith and Ryan Driver, the IT support team for the Earth System Science Center, remove antique computers (almost five years old!) from the Atmospheric Science…

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    UAH alumna Crowe is thinking strategically

    (pictured above) UAH alumna Christina Crowe was a meteorologist in the Huntsville NWS forecast office for about four years (Courtesy photo) When Dr. Louis Uccellini, the director…

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    TEMPO team meets with scientists

    Photo caption above: NOAA’s Brad Pierce introduces the first scientific sessions to a crowded room of scientists in UAH’s Shelby Center during the recent TEMPO…

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    Making science from pretty pictures?

    UAH’s Apke uses satellite scans to study thunderstorms HUNTSVILLE, Alabama — Can you tell much about a thunderstorm by starting at the top? Jason Apke, a doctoral…

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    UAH to host TEMPO Applications Workshop

    HUNTSVILLE, Alabama — A workshop to help scientists and the operational air quality community get up to speed on using data products from the NASA TEMPO satellite is scheduled…

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    ACF water stress tool set to ‘go live’

    HUNTSVILLE, Alabama (June 21, 2016) — An experimental tool to give farmers, government officials, environmental groups and other stakeholders an improved estimate of how much…

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    Mystery of powerful lightning at sea not solved, completely

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (June 20, 2016) — The mystery of why most of the most powerful lightning on Earth happens over the oceans isn’t solved, but a few of the usual…

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    Weigel wins prestigious Raskin scholarship

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (June 13, 2016) — Before Amanda Weigel makes her invited talk next month at the biannual meeting of the Federation of Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP),…

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    UAH to host workshop on TGFs

    HUNTSVILLE, Alabama — The University of Alabama in Huntsville and its Center for Space Plasma and Aeronomic Research (CSPAR) are hosting an international workshop on Terrestrial…

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    Bitzer to study lightning that sizzles

    Most cloud-to-ground lightning (about eight of nine) is actually a rapid series of strikes, pop-pop-pop, each lasting a few hundreds of millionths of a second, too fast for our…

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    Tracking climate change? Use the daily highs

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (April 29, 2016) — Scientists using long-term surface temperature data to track climate change caused by greenhouse gases would be best served using only…

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    Etten-Bohm named ESS top scholar

    Montana Etten-Bohm received the award for the Atmospheric Science Department’s top undergraduate scholar during recent honors day events. In addition to keeping her grades…

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    Clayton named UAH’s 1st NOAA Hollings scholar

    Adam Clayton, a sophomore majoring in Earth system science, has been named UAH’s first NOAA Hollings scholar. As a Hollings scholar, Clayton will receive scholarship support…

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    4 win AMS presentation awards

    A quartet of ATS graduate students won individual awards for their presentations and posters at the American Meteorological Society’s most recent meeting in New Orleans.…

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    UAH helps Army see through the rain

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (March 8, 2016) — Nathan Lawrence knew the experiment he was helping with involved monitoring artificial rain in an Army lab at Redstone Arsenal, so he wore a…

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    NOAA, University of Alabama-Huntsville and Partners Kick Off Tornado Study

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (Feb. 29, 2016) — Tornadoes will be the target as researchers spend the next two months in northern Alabama collecting data as part of the Verification of the…

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    Christopher Phillips, left, and William Iwasco, both UAH graduate students in atmospheric science, mount an experimental weather station atop UAH’s SWIRLL building as a…

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    Dr. Andi Eka Sakya, director general of Indonesia's Agency for Meteorology, Climatologyand Geophysics, and Larry Carey, chairman of UAH's Atmospheric Science Department, recently…