Monday, December 9, 2019
Congratulations to Sean Schrag-Toso, HAS MS Hydrology student, who was recently selected to receive the very prestigious Presidential Management Fellowship award!
The purpose of this post-degree fellowship for advanced-degree candidates is to foster the spirit of public service, develop leadership skills, and provide a pathway for individuals pursuing professional careers in government. Sean hopes to complete his MS Hydrology degree by the summer of 2020 when he will begin a 2-year paid internship with a government agency of his choosing.
Currently, Sean is a University of Arizona Coverdell Fe... Read More
Wednesday, December 4, 2019
Congratulations to HAS Joint Professor Adam Showman who was elected an AGU Fellow for the Class of 2019!
Showman is a UArizona Professor at the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory whose work focuses on the dynamics and evolution of planetary atmospheres and interiors, planetary formation and evolution, and theoretical astrophysics. His current research focuses on giant planets--Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and the hundreds of giant planets being detected around other stars. The fundamental goal of his research is to broaden our knowledge of atmospheric dynamics beyond the boundaries from our s... Read More
Monday, December 2, 2019
It is with heavy hearts that we inform you that Thomas Alvarez, our beloved friend and colleague, passed away on Saturday, November 23, 2019, at his home in Tucson, surrounded by family and friends. His family is planning a private memorial service; however, because Thomas had an impact on so many lives here at the University of Arizona, the Department of Hydrology and Atmospheric Sciences will host a memorial service for him on the UArizona campus.
A celebration of life service will be held on Tuesday, December 17, from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm noon in the Little Chapel of All Nations, 1041 East... Read More
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
A research report, A Recent Systemic Increase in Vapor Pressure Deficit (VPD) over Tropical South America, by HAS Associate Professor Ali Behrangi and collaborators was recently published in the October issue of Nature, scientific reports.
Behrangi and colleagues analyzed decades of ground and satellite data and compared the trend to data from models estimating climate variability over thousands of years. The team used data from NASA's Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) instrument aboard the Terra satellite.
The research shows that the atmosphere above the Amazon rainforest has been drying o... Read More
Tuesday, November 5, 2019
Congratulations to Jen McIntosh who was recently interviewed for Arizona Science, Arizona Public Media's radio show. Dr. Tim Swindle, Director of the UA Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, interviewed McIntosh during NPR's Science Friday broadcast. In Episode 206, The Cost of Energy Independence, broadcast on November 1, she discussed hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," a method for natural gas extraction that has become popular over the past 15 years. Because more traditional methods of pulling up energy-producing materials from beneath the planet's surface may be more damaging to the environmen... Read More