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GEOSCIENCE DEPARTMENT NEWS

Atmospheric Science Research in the Spotlight

HWS geoscience students and faculty recently presented on several atmospheric science research projects at the 41st Annual Northeastern Storm Conference (NESC) hosted by the Lyndon State College local chapter of the American Meteorological Society in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. With 12 students and two faculty members from HWS at the conference, it was the largest contingent from the Colleges ever to ...  More >>

Lars Rudstam Joins Aquatic Spring Seminar Series

The Aquatic Spring Seminar Series will continue with a lecture from Lars Rudstam, professor of natural sciences at Cornell University, on Tuesday, March 8 at 5:30 p.m. in the Sanford Room of the Warren Hunting Smith Library. His lecture, "Great Lakes: Systems in Transition," is co-hosted by the Finger Lakes Institute (FLI) at Hobart and William Smith and the HWS Biology Department with funding pr...  More >>

Metz Published on Rare Tropical Cyclone

Assistant Professor of Geoscience Nick Metz recently had his research on an unprecedented tropical cyclone that struck the Pacific Northwest published in the American Meteorological Society's Monthly Weather Review. The paper, "Tropical Transition of an Unnamed, High-Latitude, Tropical Cyclone over the Eastern North Pacific," explores the meteorological circumstances under which the 2006 weather ...  More >>

Laird Published on Lake-Effect Precipitation

Professor of Geoscience Neil Laird recently published an article, "Climatology of Lake-Effect Precipitation Events over Lake Tahoe and Pyramid Lake," in the American Meteorological Society's Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology. The paper offers analyses, evidence and discussion of the differences of lake-effect precipitation occurrences over Lake Tahoe and Pyramid Lake, with larger sys...  More >>

Exploring Winter Weather Trends

As unusual weather patterns strike the nation this winter, Macy Howarth '16 is investigating changes and trends in wind chill temperature. Howarth's Honors thesis, "Climatology of Wind Chill Temperatures across North America," condenses 30 years of data from more than 160 weather stations into a comprehensive analysis. "Climate variability and change is a very hot topic right now in the atmospher...  More >>

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