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

    Photo Christopher Castro
    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
  • Jennifer McIntosh Co-PI on $1 Million Keck Grant to Study Subsurface Fluid-Rock Systems in the Paradox Basin

    Photo Jennifer McIntosh
    Wednesday, August 23, 2017
    Jennifer McIntosh, Associate Professor of Hydrology and Atmospheric Sciences, is a Co-PI on a new $1 million W.M. Keck Foundation grant with UA Professor Peter Reiners (Geosciences) to study subsurface fluid-rock systems.  With the three-year grant, Reiners, McIntosh, and other team members will integrate geologic, geochemical, geochronologic and hydrogeologic observations to develop a more integrated, interdisciplinary understanding of subsurface fluid-rock systems. Prior to this, most approaches studying subsurface interactions looked only at parts of the system in isolation. Their work will... 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