This year he received the Tyler Prize with Michael Mann, distinguished professor of atmospheric sciences
at Penn State.
Selected projects cover a range of atmospheric science
topics, from the role of aerosols (tiny particles) in cloud formation to cloud dynamics that are important for improved predictions of severe storms.
Tornado activity is increasing most in Mississippi, Arkansas, Tennessee, Louisiana, Alabama, Kentucky, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Iowa and parts of Ohio and Michigan, according to a study in Wednesday's journal Climate and Atmospheric Science
. There has been a slight decrease in the Great Plains, with the biggest drop in central and eastern Texas.
Pramila Goyal of the Centre for Atmospheric Sciences
Scientists at the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science
have confirmed that the increased water vapour level in the upper troposphere is a result of human activities.
A project begun in 2010 by Mass and Gregory Hakim, a UW professor of atmospheric sciences
, has explored ways to improve weather forecasts by taking advantage of surface pressure measurements.
Peter Braesicke, a SPICE researcher and Cambridge University atmospheric science
professor, suspects that solar radiation management might cause major disruptions in world weather patterns.
Certificate of Merit for young Scientists / Engineers in Ocean Science & Technology has been awarded to 6 scientists, Five scientists have been awarded certificate of merit for young scientists/Engineers in Atmospheric Sciences
Degrees: bachelor's in civil engineering from Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro; master's in civil engineering from University of Utah; doctorate in atmospheric sciences
from University of Michigan.
"We do think we're on the road to recovery of stratospheric ozone, but what we don't know is exactly how that recovery will happen," explains Derek Cunnold, professor of earth and atmospheric sciences
. "Many in the scientific community think it will be at least 50 years before ozone levels return to the pre-1980 levels when ozone began to decline."
"Through research and applications, the atmospheric sciences
provide information that contributes to protection of life and property, agriculture, economic and industrial vitality, management of air quality, battlefield decisions, and national policies concerning energy and environment," the report continued.
Committee on Climate Data Records from NOAA Operational Satellites, Board on Atmospheric Sciences
and Climate, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council of the National Academies.