Wednesday, April 11, 2018
What a day! On Monday, April 9, the 28th Annual El Día del Agua y la Atmósfera , the annual HAS student research conference, launched the School of Earth and Environmental Science's EarthWeek 2018 activities in the Grand Ballroom of the Student Union Memorial Center.
EarthWeek activities continued on Tuesday with Tree Ring Day, on Wednesday with the SEES Joint Poster-Oral Plenary Sessions and the EarthWeek Keynote speaker, on Thursday with three primary sessions--GeoDaze, SWESx, and SNRExpo, and will conclude Friday with the final day of GeoDaze.
Our special guest luncheon speaker was Lt. Col.... Read More
Monday, December 18, 2017
The recently published Meixner-Niraula study on groundwater recharge in the west has just been showcased in the online Environmental Monitor Journal in their December 15 lead article, Baking in the Sun: How Groundwater Recharge is Likely to Change as the Climate Does. Details of the study were announced in an earlier HAS news article here.
If you have questions about this research project, please contact the authors: Rewati Niraula at the Texas Institute of Applied Environmental Research at firstname.lastname@example.org and Thomas Meixner at the Department of Hydrology and Atmospheric Sciences a... Read More
Monday, December 11, 2017
On Saturday, December 8, HAS Professors Xubin Zeng and Thomas Galarneau made the front page news of the Arizona Daily Star with the leading story, Two UA researchers correctly predicted active Atlantic hurricane season.
In a September HAS news article, Hurricane Season 2017: It Isn't Over Yet, the two HAS faculty members accurately predicted an abnormally busy and intense Atlantic hurricane season, while other forecasting centers predicted otherwise.
Along with former graduate student Kyle Davis and former professor Elizabeth Ritchie, they developed their forecasting model in 2015. Read more a... Read More
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
A round of applause and warm congratulations to Yiyi Huang, HAS doctoral student, who has been selected as a 2018 Carson Scholar!
The Carson Program, named for legendary scientist, conservationist, and author Rachel Carson, supports graduate students who are committed to interdisciplinary research on environment and society and is designed to further their capacity to communicate their work to the public and decision makers through training in writing, media, and outreach.
Carson Scholars are financially supported by the UA Institute for the Environment (which administers and sponsors the pro... Read More
Monday, November 20, 2017
Photo: Tucson Water hydrologist Dick Thompson, a UA alumnus (2005), talks to a UA hydrology class about groundwater recharge. Tucson Water uses the pond in the background to recharge the groundwater with Central Arizona Project water. (Photo: Martha Whitaker/UA Department of Hydrology and Atmospheric Sciences)
Groundwater recharge in the Western U.S. will change as the climate warms -- the dry southern regions will have less and the northern regions will have more, a University of Arizona-led research team reports.
"Our study asked what will be the effect of climate change on groundwater recha... Read More