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With A Wing And A Grant, SBU Researchers Set To Soar
Fueled by National Science Foundation grants totaling nearly $6 million, School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences Dean Paul Shepson, Professor Emeritus of EAPS, and Professor John Mak – both experienced pilots – will lead airborne studies involving scientists from across the land and a variety of sophisticated aircraft owned by the NSF, the University of Wyoming and Purdue University.

Bubbling methane emissions caused by ice-free days in Arctic lakes
Purdue EAPS scientists have found that the amount of methane being released by Arctic lakes is increasing and lake emissions are projected to significantly rise due to melting in the region.

Prof. Chavas receives NSF CAREER Award
Assistant Professor Dan Chavas has received a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award by the National Science Foundation (NSF).  The CAREER Program supports junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education, and the integration of education and research.  The award will provide five years of funding, totaling $711,000.

EAPS Alumnus Feature: Keith Kompoltowicz
As the Chief Hydrologist at the Detroit District of the United States Army Corps of Engineers, EAPS alumnus Keith Kompoltowicz oversees water level forecasting on the Great Lakes. He’s been interviewed and quoted in hundreds of pieces in recent months, being the go-to expert on the Great Lakes as this year sees record high water levels. This stems, he says, from an accumulation of wet seasons over the past five to seven years.

The center of tornado activity is shifting. These researchers want to know why.
Tornado Alley, which spans from Nebraska to Texas, is widely recognized as being the epicenter of tornado activity in the U.S. However, recent studies show it could be shifting.


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