Upcoming Events

Sep 22, 2021 03:30 PM to 04:30 PM
Liying Qian

Meteo Colloquium

“The Earth’s Thermosphere and Ionosphere System and its Coupling with the Lower Atmosphere“

Sep 24, 2021 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Mingyu Park -- PhD Thesis Defense

Thesis Defense Event

"Impacts of the Heating-Circulation Relay Mechanism on Stationary Wave and Storm Track Dynamics"

Sep 29, 2021 03:30 PM to 04:30 PM
Kevin Kloesel

Tarbell Lecture in Meteorology

"Farming, Ranching and Football: What Happens When More Than Wind Sweeps Down the Plain?"

Oct 04, 2021 01:30 PM to 03:30 PM
Keenan Eure -- PhD Qualifying Exam

Qualifying Exam

Simultaneous Assimilation of Doppler Radar and All-Sky Satellite Observations to Improve Ensemble Forecasts of Convection Initiation

Oct 07, 2021 09:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Sara Wugofski -- PhD Qualifying Exam

Qualifying Exam

"Using Fully Polarimetric Radar Observations and Microphysical Modeling to Understand Ice Precipitation Processes"

Oct 18, 2021 10:15 AM to 11:00 AM
Dan DePodwin (Hybrid)

Ken Reeves Weather Briefing

Manager (Forecasting), AccuWeather

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Ethane proxies for methane in oil and gas emissions

— posted on Jun 24, 2021 12:10 PM

Measuring ethane in the atmosphere shows that the amounts of methane going into the atmosphere from oil and gas wells and contributing to greenhouse warming is higher than suggested by the U.S. EPA.

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Students in the news 2020

Bee Pollinator 2021

Laura Jones is Helping Farmers Protect Pollinators | Student Spotlights

(Click on the title to view the You Tube video)

Increasing ambient temperature is a major stressor to bees and a potential driver of pollinator decline. The video features the research done by an Entomology doctoral student Laura Jones, who is investigating the impact of environmental warming on bee pollinators. The IEE-funded collaborative project is under the leadership of Dr. Margarita Lopez-Uribe (https://lopezuribelab.com/). METEO Professor Jose D. Fuentes is collaborating with the Entomology team to investigate how microclimatic temperature variations impact thermal tolerance in bees. The team is currently manufacturing devices to do thermal tolerance assays of bees that will inform about the resilience of pollinators to climate change. 

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