AOSS faculty co-authored three papers that appeared in a special issue for Science magazine titled, “Catching a comet.” The issue contained the first published scientific results from Rosetta at Comet 67P. Professors Tamas Gombosi and Mike Combi, as well as Research Associate Professor K.C. Hansen and Research Fellow Andre Bieler, were co-authors of reports in the issue.
Associate Research Scientist Christopher Parkinson is a member of a research team that earned a NASA grant to study the habitability of extraterrestrial icy worlds such as Europa, Ganymede and Enceladus. The team is one of seven nationwide teams that NASA selected for five-year grants totaling almost $50 million to study the origins, evolution, distribution, and future of life in the universe. Read more
Slate recently named the collaborative weather forecast created by the Weather Underground as one of the top technological marvels of the contemporary age. The article explains that the Weather Underground’s personal weather station network, which has about 55,000 systems, allows people to access local forecasts that are created by combining National Weather Service data with the data generated by personal systems. Read more
Professor Emeritus Andy Nagy was presented with the William Kaula Award at the AGU Fall Meeting in December 2014. The William Kaula award recognizes unselfish service to the scientific community through extraordinary dedication to, and exceptional efforts on behalf of, AGU's publications program. Read more
Professor Tamas Gombosi’s Distinguished University Professorship Lecture is available to watch on YouTube.
Associate Professor Allison Steiner has been appointed to the National Research Council’s new committee on the Future of Atmospheric Chemistry Research.
NASA recently selected Assistant Professors Gretchen Keppel-Aleks and Eric Kort for the Orbiting Carbon Observatory (OCO-2) science team. Read More