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September 5, 2017 | News

Atmospheric Sciences Program director to study 2016 fire outbreak

Marshall Shepherd, Georgia Athletic Association Distinguished Professor and director of the Atmospheric Sciences Program, received $50,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service to examine the role of weather and climate in the 2016 Appalachian fire outbreak.

The project will involve a climatological study using historical data to examine changes in the probability of extreme droughts in conjunction with strong weather fronts. This historical perspective will be combined with climate modeling data to provide insight into potential future conditions.

September 5, 2017 | News

UGA research and public service units recognized in economic prosperity competition

Three University of Georgia units have been named finalists in a competition recognizing innovative programs that develop economic prosperity locally and beyond.

September 1, 2017 | News

Seven ‘Big Picture’ Questions About Tropical Storm Harvey Answered

Harvey has been an emotional struggle for me and a grueling week for residents, first responders, officials, dispatchers and meteorologists of the Gulf Coast region.

August 29, 2017 | News

Evacuating During A Natural Disaster Is An Issue Of Privilege

It might be a long time before we know the full impact of Hurricane Harvey on Texas.

August 29, 2017 | News

Unprecedented flood

While Harvey no longer carries the fury of a Category 4 hurricane, many experts say that the worst is yet to come.

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