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John W.(Jack) Winchester, 1929-2020.

Jack Winchester’s scientific career started with becoming an undergraduate student majoring in chemistry at the University of Chicago in 1947 and obtaining a Baccalaureate degree in 1950 and a Masters degree in 1952. He moved on to MIT for a PhD in nuclear chemistry which he received in 1955. MIT was at the forefront of nuclear chemistry and had, and still has, its own nuclear reactor right in Cambridge. During his PhD he attracted the attention of Pat Hurley, a professor in the Geology and Geophysics department at MIT and Hurley promised Jack a faculty position. (more…)

FAMU partnering with FSU and others on predatory bacteria research

Associate professor Michael Stukel and assistant professor Sven Kranz, from Florida State University’s Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science, are part of a multi-institutional team, led by Florida A&M University and including Virginia Union University and the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, investigating predatory microorganisms through a new National Science Foundation grant.

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Jonathan Marcus, FSU-EOAS student receives prestigious Hollings Scholarship

Rising junior Jonathan Marcus is the latest Florida State University student to receive an Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

The nationally competitive scholarship includes up to $19,000 of academic assistance over two years and a 10-week, paid summer internship with NOAA.
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FSU researcher detects unknown submarine landslides

A Florida State University researcher has used new detection methods to identify 85 previously unknown submarine landslides that occurred in the Gulf of Mexico between 2008 and 2015, leading to questions about the stability of oil rigs and other structures, such as pipelines built in the region.
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‘Hurricanes from scratch’: FSU researchers find even small disturbances can trigger catastrophic storms

You’ve probably seen the satellite images that show a hurricane developing: thick white clouds clumping together, arms spinning around a central eye as it heads for the coast.
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In memorium – Stephen A. Kish, FSU-EOAS geology professor

The department is saddened by the passing of professor Stephen Kish. Long time colleague professor Jim Tull wrote the following remembrance:
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When the Deepwater Horizon oil rig suffered a blowout in 2010 and began spilling oil into the Gulf of Mexico, scientists got to work understanding the effects of that disaster.

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FSU-EOAS Students’ success stories

Mia Nowotarski and Kristie Dick, former and current Florida State University students in the Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science, are the recent recipients of prestigious awards.
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Dr. Sharon Nicholson named 2020-2021 Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor

A Florida State University professor whose work has been fundamental in understanding the climate of Africa has been named the university’s 2020-2021 Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor.

Sharon Nicholson, a meteorologist with the Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science, has been recognized by FSU faculty members with the highest honor they can bestow upon one of their own.
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Meteorology professor attends an international field campaign

It’s a fact: no one likes to hear that “you’ll never get anything done if you keep your head in the clouds”. Well, cheer up cloudy heads! Today we crash that old sayin’.
Let’s keep our “heads in the clouds” and feel good about it….

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FSU technology to monitor ocean currents licensed to Canadian data company

FSU researcher Nico Wienders developed a new type of drifter to monitor the ocean current. The technology has been licensed by a Canadian data company.
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EOAS meteorology student Spotlight: Madilynn Seiler

Madilynn Seiler is an undergraduate meteorology student in the Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science, part of the College of Arts and Sciences.
Learn more about her achievements and contributions to FSU.
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The state-of-the-art Streckeisen STS-5A seismometer is now installed outside of EOAS’ building

A couple of weeks ago, the Streckeisen STS-5A seismometer given to the FSU-EOAS department by Dr. Bob Hutt was set up on the South side of the new building.
This state-of-the-art apparatus constitutes an advanced instrumentation technology for global seismological research.

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EOAS meteorology faculty spotlight: Allison Wing interviewed by the FSU Research Computing Center

Check out FSU Research Computing Center’s article. Meet Assistant Professor in Meteorology Allison Wing and learn about how she conducts research around hurricane simulations using FSU ITS computing resources.
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FSU Research: Hidden source of carbon found at the Arctic coast

A previously unknown and significant source of carbon just discovered in the Arctic has scientists both marveling at a once overlooked contributor to local coastal ecosystems and concerned about what it may mean in an era of climate change.
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