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Department Alumnus Dr. Jeffrey Massey recently received a new position at Amazon. Click here to read a little bit about what he does.
A collaboration with U of U Geography seeks to study the effects of dust on snowmelt in the Wasatch Mountains.
Professor Powder discusses Utah's "Greatest Snow on Earth" in Continuum magazine.
Have you brushed up on your Spanish skills? Check out this news story from Argentina about Proyecto RELAMPAGO and Tom Gowan's involvement.
A method developed by Professor Court Strong is being used to help better understand an important global issue.
Professor Jim Steenburgh was elected to the American Meteorological Society's Council and will begin his term this coming January.
Utah Alumnus Quentin Coopman recently published a study about the effects of pollution on Arctic cloud lifetime in an AGU journal.
The Atmospheric Sciences and Geology Departments recently hosted an Open House with lots of fun and interactive activities for the public.
The Utah Climate Action Network's "Utah Climate Week" has events and activities throughout Utah during the first week of October.
Watching 110 mph winds knock down trees, watching clouds form, and bailing buckets of water out of his backyard. Read about how this and more led Professor Varble to pursue a career in Atmospheric Sciences.
The Departments of Atmospheric Sciences and Geology are hosting an Open House on September 28th from 6 to 9 pm.
Dr. Zhaoxia Pu was recently recognized by AMS and also traveled to Indonesia to present her research.
Dr. Hallar was featured in a profile article for the ARM Research Facility through the U.S. Department of Energy as a member of the User Executive Committee.
Sensors on TRAX trains are showing the impacts of Western wildfires on Salt Lake's air quality.
Clouds are complex and hard to predict, but researchers at the U may have found an easier way to simulate cloud cover.
The TRAX air quality data is recognized for its one-of-a-kind mobile sensor network.
The 2018 Dell Vaughn & Harriet Rae McDonald Awards Banquet took place on May 3rd at the Officer’s Club at Fort Douglas.
ATMOS Graduates received their degrees at the CMES Convocation Ceremony on May 4th, 2018.
Trey Alvey, a Ph.D student, won a Poster Presentation Award at the 33rd Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology.
Research done by Prof. Tim Garrett on pollution and the effects of human activity in the Arctic was highlighted by the U's magazine Continuum.
The U's research on CO2 emissions in the Salt Lake Valley through its network of sensors was featured by UNews, The Washington Post, and The Daily Utah Chronicle.
Brian Blaylock, one of our Ph.D students, visited a 6th grade class in American Fork to present information about the weather.
The Career & Professional Development Center awarded Dr. Kevin Perry the Faculty Recognition Award for 2018.
ESPN announcer Bill Walton visited the UATAQ Lab and talked about his visit during the Utah vs UCLA basketball game.
Research concerning the impact of air pollution on arctic clouds and climate was recently published.
Fox 13 News interviewed Ryan Bares about the research being conducted by the Utah Atmospheric Trace Gas and Air Quality (UATAQ) Lab.
Dr. Garrett's research on snowflakes was on GeoSpace.
The Doppler on Wheels (DOW) will be on campus during the month of November.
Dr. Pu has received a grant from the NOAA Climate Program to study processes of atmospheric convection in the “maritime continent” region.
A mathematical technique that is normally used in Arctic climate research is applied to research on phytoplankton.
The results of research done by Professor Pu's research group was featured on the front page of JCSDA Quarterly
Recent alum Matt Horan (MS 2017) just had a paper accepted into the Journal of Climate.
Professor Pu featured in @theU about the use of weather models in hurricane forecasting.
An article was recently published in Geophysical Research Letters by Professor Steve Krueger and PhD Candidate Ian Glenn.
Professor Jim Steenburgh and PhD Candidate Peter Veals recently contributed to a new exhibit at the Alf Engen Ski Museum.
Researchers from Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Utah are collecting unprecedented information about air quality as it relates to wildfires with the help of KSL's Chopper 5.
PhD Candidate Derek Mallia's research on dust and its impact on air quality was in the Ogden Standard-Examiner.
Dr. Court Strong published a paper concerning frost timing in Nature Communications.
The Multi-Angle Snowflake Camera developed in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences is now being used for research around the world.
Research conducted by multiple faculty in Atmospheric Sciences was recently featured in Environmental Science & Technology.
Dr. Strong's research on sea ice was recently featured in Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics News.
A PELIcam has been installed on Gunnison Island to study the American White Pelican colony that lives on the island.
Scientists, including Drs. Hallar & Mace from the University of Utah, are continuing to learn many new things about mountainous winter terrain and its impact on precipitation and cloud patterns thanks to the Storm Peak Lab Cloud Property Validation Experiment (STORMVEX).
Professor Jim Steenburgh was selected as the 2017 recipient of the Charles L. Hosler Alumni Scholar Medal from Penn State's College of Earth and Mineral Sciences.
Two of Dr. Jim Steenburgh's students won first place awards at the 2017 AMS Annual Meeting.
Atmospheric Sciences students, faculty, and staff visited the NOAA Twin Otter Aircraft last week.
Researchers are compiling and analyzing air quality data measured from a TRAX train traveling throughout the Salt Lake Valley over the last 3 and a half years.
Several researchers from the Department of Atmospheric Sciences are collecting and evaluating air quality measurements from locations in the Salt Lake Valley.
Dr. John Lin discussed new air quality research that he is participating in with Fox News.
Our newest faculty member, Dr. Gannet Hallar, and her team, have discovered a link between drought & air quality in the western U.S.
Distinguished Alumnus Dell Vaughn McDonald won the 2016 Jack Gallivan Legacy Award from the Utah Housing Coalition.
PhD Candidate Shixuan Zhang won the best poster presentation award at a recent AMS conference. Congratulations, Shixuan!
Dr. Court Strong, Dr. Adam Kochanski, and Jason Scalzitti's study on spring snowpack was recently featured in Geophysical Research Letters.
Dr. Kevin Perry's research at the Great Salt Lake was recently featured in The Salt Lake Tribune.
PhD Candidate Derek Mallia's research was featured in Physics Today.
Undergraduates from all over campus presented their research at this year's Undergraduate Research Symposium.
Professor Tim Garrett's MASC featured in a recent Chronicle article.
Quentin Coopman won a paper award!
MS Candidate Ben Fasoli won the 2016 Alta Sustainability Leadership Campus Living Lab Award!
Brian Blaylock won second place for his oral presentation at the 19th Conference on Air Pollution Meteorology.
AMS recently talked to a hurricane hunter about what he does and how he does it.
Dr. Sebastian Hoch was featured on RadioActive on KRCL to discuss current research on air quality.
Students in Atmospheric Sciences are learning about how instrumentation plays a role in air quality research.
Dr. Thomas Reichler's research on the tropopause was in a February edition of Nature.
PhD Candidate Alex Jacques won 1st place in an AMS poster competition.
The Department participated in many aspects of the 2016 AMS Annual Meeting.