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  • Declining Snowpack Over Western U.S. - Xubin Zeng and team map 35 years of change at a finer scale

    Photo Xubin Zeng
    Thursday, December 13, 2018
    A team of researchers led by UA HAS Professor Xubin Zeng has mapped exactly where in the Western U.S. snow mass has declined from 1982 to 2016. The team mapped the changes in snow mass onto a grid of squares 2.5-miles on a side over the entire contiguous U.S. "A person could practically find the trend for their neighborhood," said first author Zeng. "Grid size for previous studies was about 40 miles on a side. This is the first time anyone has assessed the trend at the 2.5-mile by 2.5-mile pixel level over the 35-year period (1982-2016)." Researchers found that in some areas of the Western U.S... Read More
  • Groundwater in Peril: Jennifer McIntosh Finds U.S. Groundwater Supply Falls Short of Estimation

    Photo Jennifer McIntosh
    Wednesday, December 12, 2018
    The U.S. groundwater supply--the primary source of domestic water for about half the U.S. population--is smaller than orginally thought, according to a new research study that includes UA HAS faculty member, Jennifer McIntosh. McIntosh recently spoke with Arizona Public Media's Arizona 360 host and producer, Lorraine Rivera, about nationwide groundwater supplies falling short of previous estimates. She explained that recent findings show the availability of fresh groundwater resources is about half of what was estimated in earlier studies and that drilling deeper wells may not be a good long-t... Read More
  • Xubin Zeng Selected 2018 CSU Atmospheric Science Outstanding Alumnus

    Photo Zeng Research Group October 2018
    Tuesday, October 23, 2018
    Xubin Zeng and his research group at a fall retreat on Mount Lemmon, Tucson, Arizona Congratulations to Dr. Xubin Zeng who has been selected as the 2018 Colorado State University Atmospheric Science Outstanding Alumnus! Xubin received his doctoral degree from CSU in 1992. His dissertation research, Chaos Theory and Its Application in the Atmosphere, was completed under the supervision of Roger Pielke. Xubin is currently UA Professor of Hydrology and Atmospheric Sciences and holds the Agnese N. Haury Endowed Chair in the Environment. He also serves as the Director of the UA Climate Dynamics and... Read More
  • Antonio Meira Elected to the AGU Student-Early Career Leadership Council

    Photo Antonio Meira Elected to AGU Student Early Career Leadership Council
    Tuesday, October 23, 2018
    Congratulations to Antonio Meira, HAS doctoral student, who was recently elected to the American Geophysical Union's Student-Early Career Leadership Council! Antonio will begin his membership on the Student Council in January 2019. The AGU created this council of students and early career scientists to represent a large percentage of the AGU membership with the knowledge that they would bring a forward-looking perspective to the Council and to the AGU. These representatives serve as advocates to their peers from the organization and to the organization from their peers. The Council's three dis... Read More
  • NASA Awards $30M Five-Year Grant to Armin Sorooshian and Xubin Zeng

    Wednesday, October 3, 2018
    Our warmest congratulations go to HAS Joint Professor and PI Armin Sorooshian and HAS Professor and Deputy PI Xubin Zeng on their newly funded NASA project! NASA has just announced funding for the $30M five-year collaborative project to study cloud-aerosol interactions over the Western Atlantic. Collaborators include scientists and engineers from NASA's Langley Research Center and several other universities, research centers, and laboratories. Funding comes from NASA's Earth Venture-class program which funds projects investigating important but not well understood aspects of Earth system proce... Read More

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