EOAS Alum Irene Sans is featured on the American Meteorological Society's (AMS) Certified Broadcast Meteorologist Program (CBM). The Certified Broadcast Meteorologist program was established to grant recognition to broadcast meteorologists who meet established criteria for scientific competence and effective communication skills in their weather presentations.
Congratulations to Jacob Carstens, an EOAS meteorology undergraduate student who has been awarded an American Meteorological Society’s Orville Family Endowed Scholarship. This scholarship is actively sponsored by Dr. Richard E. Orville at Texas A&M and includes funding to travel to Seattle for the AMS conference in January.
Subduction zones are characterized by significant geological activities including arc volcanism and earthquakes. At subduction zone settings, hydrated crusts are subducted into the mantle. This releases fluids and rehydrates mantle wedges. It also provides an additional source of aqueous fluid above the slab causing melting and eventually arc volcanism. Often, mantle wedge regions are characterized by anomalously high electrical conductivity signals. Geophysicists have been invoking aqueous fluids with enhanced salinity to explain such observations.
Mesofest is always a fun event. Students in Dr. Henry Fuelberg's mesometeorology class choose a weather event to research and create a poster. They then present their poster to students, staff and faculty during a mini-conference.
Posters (Click on each poster for a larger pdf version)
The University of Miami, Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies (CIMAS) is searching for a Research Associate II position in the area of Computer Science/Engineering and/or Information Technology. The position is within the Hurricane Research Division of NOAA. The incumbent will administer existing UNIX systems, including Red Hat Enterprise Linux and HP-UX UX used by CIMAS research staff.
Congratulations to EOAS Professors Dr. Jeff Chanton and Dr. Bill Landing, two outstanding researchers who’s work is being recognized by Florida State University and the Office of Campus Sustainability, for their work on sustainability-related research projects.
Dr. Chanton primarily focuses his research on three areas: reducing greenhouse gas emissions through better landfill design, examining the effects of permafrost thaw and peat soil formation on carbon dioxide and methane, and investigating the effects of the BP oil spill on the ocean sea floor.