Alexis Nielsen

Alexis Nielsen earned a BS degree in Geology in 2013, was honored with the Global Swede Award in Stockholm. Alexis is working toward her Master's degree in Geoecology at Umeå University. She is currently researching wastewater treatment techniques with algae and plans to pursue research at the doctoral level. While at FSU, she worked as a research assistant and helped produce vidoes for high school teachers demonstrating fun experiments to get students interested in science.  (photo credit: Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs)

polar bear

The US Arctic GEOTRACES crew is hard at work conducting research at a variety of sampling stations. Rough seas and heavy ice conditions prompted a reversal of the original plan to go north on the western leg and return south on the eastern. The revised plan has worked well so far, with lighter ice and some time savings. This past Sunday there was a huge polar bear that hung around the ship for about an hour, approaching as close as 50 yards. Check the website soon for photos and blogs!

Lieutenant Colonel Glenn Kerr

Lieutenant Colonel Glenn Kerr, commander of the 14th Weather Squadron of the US Air Force, has been named the inaugural Executive Director of the American Association of State Climatologists (AASC).  Kerr received his Meteorology Bachelors degree  from FSU and his Masters from the Air Force Institute of Technology. He has served in  weather and climate related capacities for the Air Force for more than 20 years. To see more of his experience, etc. follow the link to his LinkedIn profile.

GEOTRACES 2015 Arctic Map

The U.S. and German Arctic GEOTRACES cruises are set for departure. The U.S. cruise will be sailing from August 7 to October 10 on board the RV U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy (HLY1502).  The German cruise will leave port on August 16 to October 15 on board RV Polarstern (PS94). These two cruises, together with the Canadian Arctic cruise (GN02) that left port on July 10, will complete the International GEOTRACES Arctic Programme. Follow the Read More link to visit the project website.

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Current Weather

Tallahassee, FL
86.0°F
5:53pm EDT Fri 4 Sep 2015

Skies: Few clouds at 5500 ft, Broken clouds at 11000 ft, Broken clouds at 25000 ft
Humidity: 63%
Winds from the South at 5 kts

Sunrise: 7:16am EDT Sunset: 7:57pm EDT
Moon Phase: Waning Gibbous
Age: 21.6 days

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  • Sep 4 : EOAS QER Meeting : Dr. Jim Tull : 8:00am : Werner A. Baum Seminar Room (353 Love Bldg.)
  • Sep 8 : Radar Meteorology : Dr. Peter Ray : 11:00am : Werner A. Baum Seminar Room (353 Love Bldg.)
  • Sep 8 : Weathercasting : Dr. Jon Ahlquist : 12:15pm : Werner A. Baum Seminar Room (353 Love Bldg.)
  • Sep 8 : Physical Climatology : Dr. Sharon Nicholson : 2:00pm : Werner A. Baum Seminar Room (353 Love Bldg.)
  • Sep 8 : Seminole Flying Meeting : Matthew Reagan : 6:30pm : Werner A. Baum Seminar Room (353 Love Bldg.)