• Helicopter Tour of the Salt River Project

    SRP Helicopter Tour October 2017
    Monday, October 23, 2017
    Photo (left to right):  Eric Betterton, HAS Department Head, Charlie Ester, HAS Advisory Board Member and Manager, SRP Surface Water Resources Operation, Marty Ralph, HAS Advisory Board Member, and Jonny Cheney, SRP Scientist. Eric Betterton, HAS Department Head and University Distinguished Professor, and Marty Ralph, HAS Advisory Board Member, recently got a real bird's eye view of the Salt River Project* during a helicopter tour arranged by Charlie Ester, HAS Advisory Board Member and SRP Manager of Surface Water Resources Operation. The tour was arranged for them because of our department's... Read More
  • Meet AC3, Ewan Crosbie's New Cloud Water Collector

    Ewan Crosbie and Cloud Water Collector
    Tuesday, October 3, 2017
    Meet AC3, the Axial Cyclone Cloud water Collector, and its creator, Ewan Crosbie! Crosbie, a UA HAS alumnus, used steel powder and a process called laser sintering--essentially a 3-D printing process with steel--to make a new instrument which will sample cloud water in a more pristine (less contaminated) state than previously achievable. As a Postdoctoral Researcher with the NASA Langley Research Center, Crosbie works with a large group of scientists on the North Atlantic Aerosols and Marine Ecosystems Study, or NAAMES project.  Their mission?  To fully understand the chemistry, biology, and t... Read More
  • 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