• Jennifer McIntosh to Receive the 14th Annual Blitzer Award for Excellence in Teaching Physics and Related Sciences

    Photo HAS Professor Jennifer McIntosh
    Wednesday, February 27, 2019
    Update 18 March 2019: You can now access the Blitzer Award Lecture video link here We are pleased and proud to announce that UA Distinguished Scholar and HAS Professor Jennifer McIntosh has been selected to give the 14th Annual Professor Leon and Pauline Blitzer Award for Excellence Lecture in the Teaching of Physics and Related Sciences! McIntosh will give a talk titled "Shrinking Groundwater Supplies: How Deep Can We Drill for Freshwater?" on Wednesday, March 13, at 4 pm in the Kuiper Space Sciences Building, Room 308. A reception just outside the lecture hall, co-hosted by the Department of... Read More
  • EOS Spotlight: Gupta and Razavi WRR Paper Featured Last Week

    Photo HAS Regents Professor Hoshin Gupta
    Monday, February 25, 2019
    A recent Water Resources Research paper published by HAS Regents Professor Hoshin Gupta and co-author University of Saskatchewan Assistant Professor Saman Razavi was selected to be featured in a EOS Research Spotlight last week. The paper, Revisiting the Basis of Sensitivity Analysis for Dynamical Earth System Models, was spotlighted on the website on February 21, 2019. The paper investigates the problem of global sensitivity analysis (GSA) of Dynamical Earth System Models and proposes a basis for how such analyses should be performed.  From the spotlight article's Plain Language Summa... Read More
  • 5-Year NASA Project "ACTIVATE" Ready for Takeoff

    Photo NASA ACTIVATE Project: Team Ready for Takeoff Feb 2019
    Wednesday, February 20, 2019
    Joint HAS Professor Armin Sorooshian, PI, and HAS Professor Xubin Zeng, Deputy PI, recently met with the full NASA ACTIVATE team at NASA's Langley Research Center to begin their $30M five-year collaborative project to study cloud-aerosol interactions over the western Atlantic. Two NASA research aircraft (shown above) will gather measurements from above, below, and within clouds over the western North Atlantic Ocean. Their investigation will focus on marine boundary layer clouds that play a critical role in our planet's energy balance. In an effort not to be late for their meetings, Sorooshian... Read More
  • HAS Alumnus Dan Stephens Elected to National Academy of Engineering

    Photo Daniel B. Stephens
    Monday, February 11, 2019
    Our heartiest congratulations go to Dr. Daniel B. Stephens, HAS alumnus, who was recently elected to the National Academy of Engineering! Stephens, Chairman of the Board and Principal Hydrologist of Daniel B. Stephens & Associates, Inc., was elected with the Class of 2019 in Earth Resources for "innovations in vadose zone hydrologic practice and theory."  Awards and professional recognition have followed Dan throughout his life. In 2017, he was awarded the Groundwater Resources Association of California Lifetime Achievement Award for his lifelong dedication to the groundwater industry. Ste... Read More
  • Zeng and Broxton Snowpack Research Featured in the NY Times

    Monday, February 4, 2019
    Update 7 March 2019: The research of Xubin Zeng and colleagues was included in an Arizona PBS segment on snowpack and snowmelt. The snowpack/snowmass research data and graphs recently published by HAS Professor Xubin Zeng and HAS alumnus Patrick Broxton were used by author Porter Fox to develop an opinion piece for the New York Times Sunday Review published on February 3. Porter, a features editor at Powder magazine and author of Deep: The Story of Skiing and the Future of Snow, authored the opinion piece, Why Can't Rich People Save Winter? The NY Times staff learned about Zeng's research from... Read More