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Warmer seas keep hurricanes stronger for longer, study says
11-12-2020
Warmer seas caused by climate change are making hurricanes stronger for longer after landfall, increasing the destruction they can wreak on impact, a new study has found. Researchers warn the finding suggests inland communities -- which may be less prepared than coastal regions to face hurricanes -- are increasingly at risk.

Clouds and Climate Change
11-06-2020
New research from an international team of scientists, including from Purdue University, provides insights into how natural and human-made particles affect precipitation and climate change. Professor Daniel Cziczo, head of Purdue’s Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, was part of the team that looked into how emissions from trees, plants and other organic materials affect the creation of cirrus clouds.

With A Wing And A Grant, SBU Researchers Set To Soar
09-24-2020
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
07-07-2020
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
02-27-2020
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.

 

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