• Chris Castro Led Study Predicts Monsoon Storms Fewer But More Extreme

    Photo Chris Castro
    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
  • Jack Reeves Eyre and Xubin Zeng Working to Figure Out How Fast Greenland Is Melting

    Photo Jack Reeves Eyre
    Monday, July 10, 2017
    New research by Jack Reeves Eyre, HAS graduate student, and Xubin Zeng, Professor of Hydrology and Atmospheric Sciences, will help scientists figure out just how fast Greenland's vast ice sheet is melting. The ice sheet has been shrinking since 1900 (the yearly loss of ice has doubled since 2003) and the accelerated melting is contributing to sea level rise. They recently published their findings online (July 5) in The Cryosphere, an open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union:  Evaluation of Greenland near surface air temperature datasets. Reeves Eyre and Zeng hope their new findin... Read More
  • Armin Sorooshian Featured in Arizona Public Radio Episode on Aerosols, Climate, and Health

    Photo Armin Sorooshian
    Monday, July 3, 2017
    Armin Sorooshian, Joint Associate Professor of Hydrology and Atmospheric Sciences and Associate Professor of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, was recently featured in an Arizona Public Media Radio "Arizona Science" episode: The Widespread Effects of Tiny Aerosol Particles on Climate and Health. Of all environmental threats, particles are responsible for the most deaths globally. In his conversation with Dr. Leslie Tolbert, Regents Professor in Neuroscience, Sorooshian discussed the effect that aerosol particles have on public health. His research group is using field measurements, satel... Read More
  • Amazonia's Future Will Be Jeopardized by Dams

    Photo Regents Professor Victor Baker
    Tuesday, June 20, 2017
    Proposed dams in the Amazon River watershed will cause major disturbances throughout the region, according to UA hydrologist Victor Baker and an international team of scientists. The team conducted a large-scale assessment of how the current and future dams will affect the entire Amazon Basin. Read more in the original article published by UA Read More
  • UA Atmospheric Scientists Forecast an Active Atlantic Hurricane Season

    Photo Xubin Zeng
    Thursday, June 15, 2017
    For the 2017 Hurricane Season (1 June to 30 November), UA scientists Kyle Davis and Xubin Zeng predict an active hurricane season (8-14 hurricanes, including 4-8 major hurricanes) in the North Atlantic, including the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea. The prediction is based on the method developed by Davis et al. (2015). More details are available in this brief summary: ua_atlantic_hurricane_prediction_10jun2017.pdf. Read More