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October 15, 2015 | News

Climatology Research Lab looks into the future of storms

Researchers from the department of geography recently published an unequivocal new study.
Submitted by A. Flurry on 02/12/2015

Image: This graph plots the number of hazardous weather events from 1980-1990 in black and the projected number of hazardous weather events in the years 2080-2090 in red.

October 15, 2015 | News

Research suggests severe weather will continue, be more variable

More tornadoes will be commonplace by 2080 as a result of a changing climate, according to a new study from UGA geography researchers.
By Jessica Luton | March 2, 2015

October 15, 2015 | News

UGA professor narrator for new disaster series

University of Georgia professor Marshall Shepherd is the narrator of a new video series released this week by NBC Learn and the National Science Foundation.
By LEE SHEARER, updated Thursday, October 1, 2015

January 30, 2012 | News

Georgia is the new California

If Matt Hauer has not already grabbed an audience’s attention during one of his presentations on demographic change in Georgia, he usually gets it with a single line—“Georgia is the new California.”

Hauer, the demographic specialist at the Carl Vinson Institute of Government, has been traveling the state giving versions of his speech to audiences from legislators to educators. With a desire to move beyond the dry numbers, projections and charts, Hauer wants decision makers to understand that Georgia is no longer a black-and-white state.

January 30, 2012 | News

Storm-tracking truck stops at UGA

The skies were clear and calm above Athens on Monday, but that didn’t stop about two dozen University of Georgia students from learning a bit about tracking hurricanes and tornadoes.

Students in a weather processes class taught by UGA geography professor Marshall Shepherd gathered Monday afternoon around a huge truck rig idled in a UGA Intramural Fields parking lot.

On a platform behind the rig, a radar dish steadily rotated, beaming and receiving radar waves, scanning the skies above Athens for wind and rain.

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