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Max Appelbaum, masters student and Graduate Research Assistant in the department of geography/ atmospheric sciences has received an award at this year’s Department of Energy Savannah River National Research Laboratory (SRNL) BSRA Research Poster Session. Appelbaum’s poster, titled “Remote Sensing of the Surface Urban Heat Island to Inform In-Situ Atmospheric Observations" was named best in show. The award was judged by staff scientists across…

An American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS) communication
working group, co-chaired by UGA Atmospheric Sciences Director
Marshall Shepherd, has published a white paper and brief on effective
climate change communication strategies. These reports are part of the
academy’s new Commission on Accelerating Climate Action Initiative,
which is currently in the process of being rolled out.

According to the AAAS, “The…

Jada Smith, who was a First Honor graduate (BS in atmospheric
sciences) of UGA in Spring 2023, is the lone recipient of the 2023
June Bacon-Bercey Scholarship from the American Geophysical
Union (AGU), the world's largest professional society devoted to the
geophysical sciences. This scholarship is named after the first

female broadcast meteorologist in the U.S. (and the first African-
American broadcast meteorologist),…

University of Georgia Distinguished Professor of Geography and Atmospheric Sciences, Dr. J. Marshall Shepherd has been named the recipient of the prestigious 2023 Environmental Achievement Award. This accolade is presented annually by the Environmental Law Institute to individuals or organizations that have made notable contributions to environmental protection, conservation, and sustainability.

“Dr. Shepherd’s outstanding career and…

New research, led by University of Georgia Atmospheric Scientists, describes observations
linking increased warming at high altitudes and decreasing North American snow cover to
changes in the jet stream. The paper, recently published in the journal Nature
Communications, was co-authored by Jonathon Preece, Thomas Mote, John Knox, Lori
Wachowisz and Gabriel Kooperman of the University of Georgia Department of Geography,

Earlier this month, UGA Geography and Atmospheric Sciences professor Dr. John Knox announced the newly reorganized student-run meteorology and weather broadcast group, The Weather Dawgs. For nearly four and a half years, UGA Atmospheric Sciences majors have provided Athens and much of northern GA with comprehensive weather forecasting as "AthensGA Weather," the brainchild of UGA alumni Matt Daniel. Now, with full approval from UGA's Athletics…

Dr. Marshall Shepherd, UGA Atmospheric Sciences and Geography professor, moderated a discussion with Vice President Kamala Harris at Georgia Tech last week. Alongside Dr. Isaiah Bolden, Assistant Professor in the Georgia Tech School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Dr. Shepherd helped guide the discussion with his experience and leadership as an internationally recognized expert in weather and climate. Vice President Harris delivered a…

Want to know what the weather's like in Georgia today? If you tune into your local NBC, CBS, or FOX5 station, chances are you'll be hearing today's forecast directly from a fellow Georgia Bulldog. For the past several years, the preeminent voices of North Georgia broadcast meteorology have all been able to trace their roots back to UGA's Atmospheric Sciences program. UGA ATSC Alumni Chris Holcomb ('95), Ella Dorsey ('13), David Chandley ('84…

UGA Atmospheric Sciences professors Dr. Marshall Shepherd, Dr. John Knox and students Chandler Countryman, Theresa Dixon, Katrina Ducre, P. J. Gudz, Shay Magahey, Killian McSweeney, Kelly Neighbour, Cam My Nguyen, R. Alex Pry, Jantilyn Sanders, Jada M. Smith, Allison Steele, Ben Thigpen, and Savanna Warren have published a new paper in the American Institute of Physics’ biannual History Newsletter. Their collaborative effort details the…

Just over a week ago, Hurricane Ian made landfall near the barrier Island of Cayo Costa, Florida. The storm brought unprecedented destruction to a region that hadn't experienced a similar storm in over a decade. Since the storm, media coverage has been intensely focused on rescue efforts, damage assessments, and debates over the meteorological forecasting over the storm.

Media outlets have also reported statements from climatologists…

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