Monday, December 11, 2017
On Saturday, December 8, HAS Professors Xubin Zeng and Thomas Galarneau made the front page news of the Arizona Daily Star with the leading story, Two UA researchers correctly predicted active Atlantic hurricane season.
In a September HAS news article, Hurricane Season 2017: It Isn't Over Yet, the two HAS faculty members accurately predicted an abnormally busy and intense Atlantic hurricane season, while other forecasting centers predicted otherwise.
Along with former graduate student Kyle Davis and former professor Elizabeth Ritchie, they developed their forecasting model in 2015. Read more a... Read More
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
A round of applause and warm congratulations to Yiyi Huang, HAS doctoral student, who has been selected as a 2018 Carson Scholar!
The Carson Program, named for legendary scientist, conservationist, and author Rachel Carson, supports graduate students who are committed to interdisciplinary research on environment and society and is designed to further their capacity to communicate their work to the public and decision makers through training in writing, media, and outreach.
Carson Scholars are financially supported by the UA Institute for the Environment (which administers and sponsors the pro... Read More
Monday, November 20, 2017
Photo: Tucson Water hydrologist Dick Thompson, a UA alumnus (2005), talks to a UA hydrology class about groundwater recharge. Tucson Water uses the pond in the background to recharge the groundwater with Central Arizona Project water. (Photo: Martha Whitaker/UA Department of Hydrology and Atmospheric Sciences)
Groundwater recharge in the Western U.S. will change as the climate warms -- the dry southern regions will have less and the northern regions will have more, a University of Arizona-led research team reports.
"Our study asked what will be the effect of climate change on groundwater recha... Read More
Monday, November 20, 2017
Photo: Presentation of the 2017 Groundwater Resources Association of California's Lifetime Achievement Award to Dr. Daniel B. Stephens. (Left to right) HAS department alumnus* Dr. Graham Fogg (Professor, University of California at Davis), HAS department alumnus* Dr. Daniel B. Stephens (Founder and Principal Hydrologist, Daniel B. Stephens & Associates, Inc.), Dr. Stephen Cullen (Daniel B. Stephens & Associates, Inc.), and Mr. Jeff Gilman (San Francisco Public Utilities Commission).
We extend our warmest congratulations to Dan Stephens, HAS alumnus, who recently received the 2017 Grou... Read More
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Vic Baker, HAS Regents Professor and megaflood expert, will be featured on the upcoming NOVA program, "Killer Floods." See a short trailer here.
Baker's research focus areas include paleohydrology and related aspects of geomorphology (particularly flood processes), planetary geomorphology, Mars hydrology, Earth science in relation to public policy, the environment, and philosophy of science.
Discover how colossal floods transformed the ancient landscape of our planet in this exciting new program to be shown on several upcoming dates:
Wed, Nov 8 at 9 pm on PBS 6
Thu, Nov 9 at 3 am on PBS 6
Fri... Read More