• 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
  • Congratulations, HAS Graduates!

    Photo Martha PL Whitaker at the podium congratulating HAS graduates at the College of Science ceremony
    Tuesday, May 14, 2019
    Photo: At the podium Dr. Martha P.L. Whitaker, Director of Graduate Studies-Hydrology, and Undergraduate Coordinator-EHY emphasis, speaking on behalf of the HAS Department to a packed audience attending the College of Science graduation ceremony at McKale Center. Applause, applause! Congratulations to all of our wonderful HAS graduates who crossed the stage this past weekend to receive their diplomas from College of Science Dean Joaquin Ruiz! Saturday, May 11, was an exciting day for students and members of the department as we watched our latest group of graduates embark on their new careers... Read More
  • Tom Meixner Featured in National Geographic Article "In a land of wild cats and scarce water, a battle over mining heats up"

    Photo Tom Meixner
    Tuesday, May 7, 2019
    HAS Professor Tom Meixner was featured in a National Geographic article, "In a land of wild cats and scarce water, a battle over mining heats up," on April 25, 2019. The article was part of the daily news summary sent to President Robbins and his administration in late April. The article explores the potential environmental implications of the proposed Rosemont copper mine in Arizona. Meixner explained, "To operate, the mine would use around 5 million gallons of water per day, and somewhere around 5,000 acre-feet of water per year, equivalent to the water usage of 25,000 Tucson reisdents." Rea... Read More
  • Tristan Dicke Wins AHS Avery Intership, Our Second AHS Scholar Award for 2019!

    Photo Tristan Dicke
    Tuesday, May 7, 2019
    Our warmest congratulations go to Tristan Dicke, our second* Arizona Hydrological Society Intern Scholar winner for 2019! Tristan, a HAS Master's student in hydrology, was selected from among a large pool of undergraduate and graduate applicants from the state of Arizona to receive the 2019 Charles Avery Intern Scholar award from the AHS Flagstaff chapter. Dicke, just completing his first semester at the University of Arizona, is an alumnus of Northern Arizona University where he studied geology with an emphasis in hydrogeology and was a permanent fixture on the Dean's List for four years. He... Read More