• Dusty News: Technology Expected to Help Drivers in Arizona Dust Storms

    Wednesday, June 26, 2019
    The Arizona Department of Transportation is set to use a $54 million federal grant to widen sections of I-10 and implement a project that would reduce dust-related crashes. The project includes long-range radar set near Picacho Peak that can detect approaching dust storms from 50 miles away. The Arizona Department of Transportation recorded 85 dust-related crashes along the busy freeway from Phoenix to Tucson from 2010 to 2015. According to a 2016 report by the National Weather Service and the UA, dust is the third-leading cause of weather-related deaths behind extreme temperatures and flash f... Read More
  • Important New Study by Laura Condon Shows Groundwater Pumping Has Significantly Reduced U.S. Stream Flows

    Photo HAS Assistant Professor Laura Condon
    Wednesday, June 19, 2019
    Groundwater pumping in the last century has contributed as much as 50 percent to stream flow declines in some U.S. rivers, according to new research led by HAS Assistant Professor Laura Condon. This is the first study to look at the impact of past groundwater pumping across the entire U.S. Other researchers have examined how pumping has affected surface waters, but at smaller scales. This comprehensive study is extremely important because groundwater is often the slowest component of the terrestrial hydrologic system to recover from losses, Condon said. Using a computer model, Condon and her c... Read More
  • HAS Board Members Marty Ralph and Amber Sullins Raise Awareness of Western U.S. Storm-Related Work

    Photo CW3E AMS Broadcast Meeting (Photo Credit: AMS Broadcast Conference)
    Friday, June 14, 2019
    Members of the broadcast meteorology community tour the Ellen Browning Scripps Memorial Pier. Photo credit: AMS Broadcast Conference Congratulations to HAS Advisory Board Members Marty Ralph and Amber Sullins for their crucial work on raising awareness of the western U.S. storm-related work at the 47th Annual American Meteorological Society Conference on Broadcast Meteorology held in San Diego this week. Ralph, Director of the Center for Western Weather and Water Extremes (CW3E), along with members of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography Communications office, welcomed Sullins, chief meteor... Read More
  • University of Arizona Forecasts an Above-Average Hurricane Season

    Wednesday, June 12, 2019
    For the 2019 Hurricane Season--June 1 through November 30--HAS atmospheric scientists Kyle Davis and Xubin Zeng predict an above-average hurricane season: 8 hurricanes, including 3 major hurricanes, in the North Atlantic, including the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea. This year the research group also predicts 16 Named Storms. More details about this year's forecast are available in this one-page report,  University of Arizona Forecasts an Above-Average Hurricane Season for 2019. UPDATE: Read more about Davis and Zeng's extremely accurate hurricane forecasting over the past 5 years in an... Read More
  • 2019 College of Science Graduate Student Awards

    Photo COS Grad Student Awards for Scholarship, Service, and Teaching
    Monday, May 20, 2019
    Photo: 2019 College of Science Graduate Student Award Recipients: Timothy Lahmers (Scholarship), Neha Gupta (Service), and Alissa White (Teaching). A belated congratulations to our recent College of Science Graduate Student Awards recipients in Scholarship, Service, and Teaching. This year's recipients were honored by the College at an early evening reception on Friday, April 12, in the ENR2 Building courtyard. HAS honorees included doctoral students Timothy Lahmers (Scholarship), Neha Gupta (Service), and Alissa White (Teaching). Both Lahmers and White will complete their doctoral degree requ... Read More