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  • Chris Castro Features in Upcoming DoD Webinar on Resource Conservation and Resiliency in Desert Environments

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    Wednesday, August 23, 2017
    Christopher Castro, Associate Professor of Hydrology and Atmospheric Sciences, will feature in an upcoming DoD Webinar on October 5 at 9 am (PT), 12 pm (ET).  The title of Castro's talk is "More Extreme Monsoon Precipitation in the Southwestern United States and the Potential Implications for DoD Facilities." SERDP & ESTCP have launched this webinar series to promote the transfer of solutions developed through projects funded by their environmental program areas. The DoD's Resource and Conservation Resiliency Program is also concerned about U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) lands in desert... Read More
  • A. Richard Kassander, Jr., Noted Scientist, Educator, and Humanitarian Has Died

    Monday, August 14, 2017
    Founding Department Chair, Atmospheric Sciences/Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Has Died at Age 96  Arno Richard "Dick" Kassander, Jr., UA Vice President Emeritus and Professor Emeritus, passed away on July 27, 2017 in Mesa, AZ. Dick was born in Carbondale, Pa, Sept 10,1920.  One of the most influential scientists of his generation, Kassander served as the first department head for the UA Department of Atmospheric Sciences/Institute of Atmospheric Physics and was highly instrumental in the creation of many University of Arizona units, including the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory and Flandrau... Read More
  • Francina Dominguez Wins 2018 AMS Houghton Award for Pioneering Contributions to Hydrometeorology

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    Tuesday, August 8, 2017
    A round of applause, please, for HAS colleague and former faculty member, Francina Dominguez, on being selected for the 2018 AMS Henry G. Houghton Award in recognition of her pioneering contributions to terrestrial meteorology and improving our understanding of land-atmosphere interactions. Dominguez was among the founding faculty members of our department's Hydrometeorology program and served as its co-director. In 2015, she returned to her alma mater, the University of Illinois, where she has initiated a similar research group focused on the study of hydrometeorology and land-atmosphere inte... Read More
  • Ravindra Dwivedi Receives 2017 AGU Horton Research Grant

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    Monday, August 7, 2017
    Our heartiest congratulations go to Ravindra Dwivedi, HAS doctoral student, who has been selected to receive the 2017 AGU Horton Research Grant. He will receive his award in a formal ceremony at the AGU Annual Conference in San Francisco this December. This nationally competitive award recognizes superior achievement in research related to hydrology, water resources, and closely related fields. The awards are limited to one to three students annually. Dwivedi's doctoral research, directed by Tom Meixner, Professor and HAS Associate Department Head, is using a multi-tracer approach coupled with... Read More
  • Chris Castro Led Study Predicts Monsoon Storms Fewer But More Extreme

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    Tuesday, July 25, 2017
    Christopher Castro, Associate Professor of Hydrology and Atmospheric Sciences (HAS), and his group are among the first to look at long-term changes in monsoon precipitation, and the region of Arizona with more extreme storms includes metro Phoenix. Their findings were published July 3 in the early online edition of the Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology. According to new research led by Castro's team, monsoon season now brings more extreme wind and rain to central and southwestern Arizona than in the past. Although there are now fewer storms, the largest monsoon thunderstorms bring... Read More

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