Monday, October 23, 2017
 

Women in Research

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Brewer, Matt

Improving wind forecasts to increase reliance on renewable energy

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Brewer, Matt

NOAA meteorologists like Matt Brewer with the Air Resources Laboratory are improving short-term wind forecasts, developing the science necessary for the country to increase reliance on renewable energy.

Vanderploeg, Henry A.

Great Lakes Ecologist Studies the Huge Impact of a Tiny Invasive Species

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Vanderploeg, Henry A.

As non-native mussels have multiplied in Lake Michigan and beyond, Henry A. Vanderploeg's work has revealed how devastating this invasion is to the Great Lakes food web and ecosystem.

Knutson, Tom

Thinking Big on Climate Issues

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Knutson, Tom

Whenever possible, Tom Knutson avoids one-dimensional thinking, but especially at work. Because the research meteorologist sees climate change as much more than a surface temperature issue, he approaches and studies it as a...

Bond, Nick

Interpreting climate for students, the media, and other scientists

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Bond, Nick

From climate research to teaching and interpreting climate data for the public, Nick Bond’s work requires refined communication skills.

Morgan, Nick

Going to the Ends of the Earth for Science

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Morgan, Nick

Late March is a pivotal time around the globe. It marks the start of spring in the Northern Hemisphere, and the coming of autumn in the Southern Hemisphere. In Antarctica, it’s when the sun drops below the horizon, not to rise...

Schalk, Walter

Protecting National Security through Meteorology

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Schalk, Walter

Walt Schalk has spent his career as a meteorologist protecting national security. He has modeled the atmospheric spread of clouds of radioactive material from nuclear accidents, planned for the long-term storage of nuclear waste, and...

Barnes, John

Monitoring Particles in the Air

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Barnes, John

As a physical scientist and station chief for the NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory's Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii, John Barnes' specialty is lidar (light detection and ranging), often referred to as laser radar, which he uses to...

Pan, WeiChiang

Hurricane Ready - Sea Grant Researcher Seeks Stability in Chaos

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Pan, WeiChiang

WeiChiang Pang is developing a framework for predicting failures of the building envelope -- including the foundation, roof, walls, doors, and windows -- with the goal of desigining a hurricane-resistant home.

Barnes, Elizabeth

Questioning rivers in the sky

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Barnes, Elizabeth

Since the 1960s scientists have used the so-called "butterfly effect" to explain why we struggle to predict such extreme events with more than two weeks of advanced notice. But Elizabeth Barnes, Assistant Professor at Colorado State...

Kapnick, Sarah

Young award winner continues tradition of climate science

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Kapnick, Sarah

Young award winner continues tradition of climate science

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