The UWAtmosOutreach Video Group just finished a new video that uses a double pendulum to explain the difficulties of making long-range weather forecasts. You can watch the video here. Please feel free to share on twitter/social media, in the classroom, with the person sitting next to you on the bus, etc.Watch on YouTube
Congratulations to graduate student Michael Diamond and alumna Judy Twedt, who have both been selected as one of the Husky 100 this year! Each year, the Husky 100 recognizes 100 UW undergraduate and graduate students from Bothell, Seattle and Tacoma in all areas of study who are making the most of their time at the UW.Read more at UW
Professor Cliff Mass is in the news:
Residents of the greater Puget Sound region have already been feeling the transition to fall with a shift down to lower temps and more clouds last week. But Friday marks the official end of summer, with the autumnal equinox on the calendar.Read more
Professor Cliff Mass is quoted on CNNWatch video here
Graduate student Michael Diamond writes about the ORACLES field research campaign:
In August, dozens of scientists from across the United States descended on the small island nation of São Tomé and Príncipe. Nestled on the equator off the coast of western central Africa, São Tomé was an ideal location to study the phenomenon we had all gathered to observe: a seasonal plume of smoke from agricultural and forest fires that gets lofted by the prevailing winds from the African continent to over the southeast Atlantic Ocean. As part of the NASA field campaign Observations of Aerosols above Clouds and their Interactions, or ORACLES, our aim was to better understand how all that smoke over the ocean affects the amount of sunlight that gets absorbed in the atmosphere and at Earth’s surface.Read more
Professor Shuyi Chen is in the news:
Hurricane Irma’s extraordinary strength has caused a seemingly unusual meteorological phenomena: the eerie pushing of water away from shorelines in the Bahamas and the Gulf Coast of Florida.Read more
Professor Joel Thornton is in the news:
Thunderstorms directly above two of the world’s busiest shipping lanes are significantly more powerful than storms in areas of the ocean where ships don’t travel, according to new University of Washington research.Read more
Postdoctoral Visiting Scientist Malte Stuecker, and Professors Cecilia Bitz and Kyle Armour are in the news:
While winter sea ice in the Arctic is declining so dramatically that ships can now navigate those waters without any icebreaker escort, the scene in the Southern Hemisphere is very different. Sea ice area around Antarctica has actually increased slightly in winter — that is, until last year.Read More
Professor Dan Jaffe is in the news:
If you like dirty talk and drinking beer, then head to the bar on Aug. 29.
Dan Jaffe is the featured speaker at the free monthly Pub Night Talks presented by University of Washington at Bothell and McMenamins Anderson School.