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This weather phenomenon on Lake Michigan stunned meteorologists Friday
WASHINGTON POST — An extremely localized but intense band of lake-effect snow slammed northeast Illinois and northwest Indiana, dropping nearly three feet of snow in a narrow swath only a few miles wide. But there was something a little special with this particular snow band — it was made up of more than a dozen wintry whirlwinds. Dr. Robin Tanamachi, of Purdue EAPS, explains the phenomenon of these mesovortexes in this article by WaPo.

Improving our understanding of Earth's upper troposphere and lower stratosphere
KIT INTERNATIONAL EXCELLENCE TALKS (VIDEO) — Prof. Daniel Cziczo reviews how aircraft measurements and laboratory studies have been and will continue to be used to better understand atmospheric chemistry, precipitation and our climate. Prof. Cziczo is Department Head of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Science at Purdue University, USA and 2023 International Excellence Fellow at KIT, Germany.

Purdue reputation in space brings better understanding of the stars, planets and everything in between
PURDUE NEWS — Purdue University isn’t just the Cradle of Astronauts. Honoring decades of tradition, key discoveries from Purdue space scientists and engineers are advancing knowledge of the universe and missions to the moon or Mars. Check out the latest highlights of space research at Purdue University including sections for both Dr. Michelle Thompson and Dr. Daniel Cziczo of Purdue EAPS.

Finding new ways to adapt to a growing weather threat
STANFORD WOODS — Research reveals a steady increase in the number of people at risk from tropical cyclones and the number of days per year these potentially catastrophic storms threaten health and livelihoods. The findings could help relief agencies, development banks, and other organizations plan more effective strategies for mitigating extreme weather impacts. Dr. Dan Chavas of Purdue EAPS, helped design models for calculating tropical cyclone wind field exposure, which was combined with population data for the demographic analysis for this research.

NOAA Climate Program Office’s ERB, AC4 And CVP Programs Award $3 Million For New Applications Of Satellite Data To Aerosol Research
Dr. Daniel Cziczo, professor and head of Purdue Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences, and his research team have been awarded a National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration Climate Program Office grant. This grant will be used for research combining aerosol composition and optical properties measurements from the AEROMMA airborne field mission to evaluate and improve satellite data products.


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