Mesofest 2016 is in the books and was a great success. EOAS Professor Dr. Henry Fuelberg's mesometeorology students each choose a weather event to research and create a poster. They then present their poster to students, staff and faculty during a mini-conference. To see the posters and photos of the event, follow the 'Read More' link below.
EOAS Professor Dr. Jeff Chanton and his wife, Sue Cerulean hosted the Environmental Service Program (ESP) final meeting of the 2015-2016 academic year at their house with a potluck. In addition to socializing, there were activities such as planting native plants and making tote bags. About 40 ESP members attended.
Historically the Tampa area has relied on groundwater for the majority of its drinking water. Today, climate change is prompting scientists and engineers to revisit and rethink how, where and when the region will source drinking water in the future. Dr. Vasu Misra, EOAS Professor at COAPS, is a longstanding participant in the project. “The biggest challenge for climate scientists is to convey and quantify the uncertainties around forecasts, and to help practitioners to manage that uncertainty.”
The Keck Center of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NAS) has announced the public release of “Next Generation Earth System Prediction: Strategies for Subseasonal to Seasonal Forecasts,” a new report that identifies opportunities to improve forecasting of weather, ocean and other environmental conditions weeks to months ahead. EOAS Professor and COAPS Director Dr. Eric Chassignet is a member of the committee responsible for this report.
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