The American Meteorological Society has announced the 2014 AMS/Industry Minority Scholarships. For information on requirements and to apply for the scholarship, please click here.
Associate Professor Timothy Garrett was interviewed for the University of Utah's Continuum magazine. The article details how Dr. Garrett's interest in snowflake formation began and where that led his research. To learn more about Dr. Garrett and the Multi Angle Snowflake Camera, click here.
BS candidate and senior in Atmospheric Sciences Brian Blaylock created the video above, documenting the Mountain Meteorology group's experience with the downslope windstorm on November 22, 2013. The video was shot on the Bountiful Bench and shows members of the Mountain Meteorology group releasing weather balloons into the windstorm.
Associate Professor Timothy Garrett, Cale Fallgatter, and Konstantin Shkurao are part of the Multi-Angle Snowflake Camera (MASC) team pioneering research in snow forecasting. Stephanie Nitsch from the Utah Adventure Journal recently published an article about their research and findings. Read the full article here.
Prof. Dave Whiteman and renowned mountain climber Rolando Garibotti of Chaltén, Argentina have written an article published in the September issue of the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society. The above BAMS cover photo illustrates the phenomenon introduced in the article -- heavy rime accumulation on mountains in the form of 'rime mushrooms'. These 'mushrooms' occur in certain mountain areas of the world, have never been investigated scientifically and are largely unknown to meteorologists. The article, illustrated with spectacular photos provided by extreme mountain climbers, looks at the geographic distribution of the phenomenon and suggests how they are formed and maintained. The article, which can be read athttp://journals.ametsoc.org/toc/bams/94/9, also describes their effects on mountaineering.
Atmospheric Sciences students don't just study. They also get out and enjoy the many recreational opportunities the surrounding mountains provide. MS student Carolyn Stwertka was photographed in Little Cottonwood Canyon by Tobias MacPhee. Read more about the photo on Backcountry Magazine's website here.
PhD Candidate Matt Jeglum has posted his thoughts and observations on the Yarnell Hill fire that took 19 firefighters' lives. See the Wasatch Weather Weenies blog for the full article.
Research by Associate Professor Timothy Garrett and Research Associate Cale Fallgatter was highlighted in Photonics Spectra magazine's June 2013 issue. Read the full article here.
Congratulations to Research Professor Vincent V. Salomonson for his selection as an Honorary Member of the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) in 2013. The press release with more information is available on the ASPRS website.
Professors John Horel, Jim Steenburgh, and Eric Pardyjak were noted in the Salt Lake Tribune for their contributions to the Southwest Climate Assessment. To read the full article, click here.