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SWIRLL Construction

Construction of the new SWIRLL research facility is making good headway, thanks in part to the recent dry weather.

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UAH students helping guide aircraft sensor over lightning

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (April 19, 2017) — A line of thunderstorms flashes and rumbles over southeastern Kansas into Oklahoma and Missouri, sending clouds towering as much as eight and a half miles into the pre-dawn Easter darkness.   More than three and a half miles above those tallest clouds, Greg Nelson…

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Second year of tornado study begins

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — The mysteries of severe weather in the southeastern U.S. — and why tornadoes kill and injure more people here than any other part of the country — will get an in depth probe this spring, as researchers from 11 research institutions around the country gather at UAH…

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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 of the National Weather Service, toured UAH’s new Severe Weather Institute, Radar and Lightning Laboratories in June, that was (at least partially) part of…

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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 storm system approaches Tuesday afternoon. The low-cost station is the prototype for what could become a mobile network of instrument packages designed to gather environmental, climate…

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Clayton wins von Braun research award

It seemed almost everyone in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee, knew Adam Clayton was interested in the weather. He was on the local radio during severe weather events. He grew up glued to the Weather Channel.   So, perhaps, it wasn’t that unexpected when one of his mother’s co-workers mentioned she had a…

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Meeting will plan storm research campaign

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (Oct. 5, 2015) — More than 100 of the top severe storms research scientists in the U.S., social scientists and weather service personnel will gather in Huntsville next week to help plan the largest severe weather research campaign ever conducted in the southern U.S. While the campaign is…

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Carey to continue chairing ATS

After serving as interim chair for a year, Dr. Larry Carey has been appointed to a full 4-year term as chairman of the Atmospheric Science Department beginning today. “After a yearlong search for a chair, the faculty have unanimously recommended Dr. Carey as ATS chair,” said Dr. Sundar Christopher, dean…

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UAH scientists join study of thunderstorms at night

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (May 26, 2015) — The why and how of thunderstorms that pop up at night are largely mysteries. That’s why a team of 18 scientists and students from The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) will spend the next six weeks in Kansas in the Plains Elevated Convection…

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UAH plans to ‘storm’ AMS meeting in Atlanta

The University of Alabama in Huntsville will have a major presence at the 2014 American Meteorological Society (AMS) annual meeting in Atlanta during the first week of February. About 50 UAH faculty members, scientists and students are scheduled to participate in the conference, presenting 50 talks and posters on research…

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