• Martha Whitaker Honored with College of Science Distinguished Advising Award

    Martha Whitaker COS Distinguished Advising Awardee with Dean Joaquin Ruiz and Dept Head Eric Betterton
    Tuesday, September 19, 2017
    A hearty round of applause, please, for Dr. Martha P.L. Whitaker, Assistant Professor of Practice, on receiving the 2017 College of Science Distinguished Advising Award!  Whitaker currently serves as HAS Undergraduate Coordinator for students majoring in environmental hydrology and Director of Graduate Studies for students majoring in hydrology. Dean Joaquin Ruiz and Department Head Eric Betterton presented the award to Whitaker at the annual College of Science Faculty Reception held Monday, September 18 at the historic Arizona Inn. The award is given annually by the College of Science to reco... Read More
  • In Memoriam: Richard Kassander, A Life Well Lived

    Photo Richard Kassander
    Tuesday, September 19, 2017
    Mari Jensen, Senior Science Writer with the College of Science, has written a new UAatWork article on the late, great Dick Kassander, In Memoriam: Richard Kassander, UA's First VP for Research. We originally announced Kassander's passing in a HAS news article here. Kassander influenced countless generations of students throughout his very long career and was instrumental in growing both the atmospheric sciences and hydrology departments, as well as many others, across the UA campus. We owe our status as a Research I University to Kassander and others like him and will always honor him as one o... Read More
  • Hurricane Season 2017: It Isn't Over Yet

    Photo Thomas Galarneau and Xubin Zeng
    Tuesday, September 12, 2017
    HAS Professors Thomas Galarneau and Xubin Zeng share their thoughts on the 2017 Hurricane season in a UA article, Two Things to Know About the Hurricane Season of 2017. Galarneau and Zeng look at hurricanes from two different perspectives: Galarneau studies the short, one-to-two-week windows of activity, and Zeng takes a long-term approach to research and forecasting. This year's season will run through November and could include even more destructive storms. In a nutshell:  1) This year's activity is high--but not unusual and 2) Hurricane activity in the Atlantic basin is following a... Read More
  • Xiquan Dong's Students Shine at AMS Summer Conferences

    Monday, August 28, 2017
    Kudos to Professor Xiquan Dong's students who were very busy this summer representing the UA HAS department at three major conferences! Jingjing Tian and Peng Wu received two of only three graduate student awards given to attend the AMS 38th Conference on Radar Meteorology to be held this week in Chicago, Illinois. At the conference, Tian will present a poster, Estimation of liquid water path in stratiform precipitation system using MWR and radar measurements. Jingyu Wang and Wenjun Cui recently attended the AMS 17th Conference on Mesoscale Processes in San Diego, California in July. Wang made... Read More
  • Xiquan Dong Receives New $0.5 Million NSF Grant to Study Aerosol Land-Ocean Properties

    Photo Xiquan Dong
    Monday, August 28, 2017
    Congratulations to Xiquan Dong, Professor of Hydrology and Atmospheric Sciences, who recently received a new NSF grant for "Evaluating the influences of aerosols on low-level cloud-precipitation properties over land and ocean using ground-based observations and WRF simulations." Dong will begin work on this half million (plus) dollar grant in September 2017 with co-PIs Yuk L. Yung from the California Institute of Technology and Tim Logan from Texas A&M. This study will support Dong's pioneering work on aerosol-cloud-precipitation interactions whose aim is to ascertain the long-term distrib... Read More