Over a decade ago, Dr. John Knox saw a joke on Facebook comparing the phenomenon of runaway bounce houses to the scientific study of dust particles in the atmosphere. Several years and hundreds of hours of intensive, intricate research later, Dr. Knox now admits that bounce houses are no joke. The results of his recently published study reveal a plethora of injuries and deaths caused by a volatile combination: windy weather and large…
March 25, 2022 marks one year after the killer EF-4 tornado tore through Newnan, GA. The AthensGaWeather broadcasting team, composed of Atmospheric Sciences undergraduates in the Geography department, was one of the many broadcasting studios to livestream coverage of the tornado, saving the lives of at least two people in the Newnan area, according to the people themselves. "My husband was already asleep when the sirens went off, and I heard…
The Fort Stewart Fire Research Campaign was an integrative research effort that collected data on Fire Behavior, Fuels, and Smoke during a series of prescribed burns at Fort Stewart. Dr. Marcus Williams, a Research Meteorologist at the USFS Athens Fire Lab, was the discipline lead for Micrometeorology and a member of the Smoke measurement discipline. He is seen here observing PM2.5 concentration levels on a small handheld measurement device.…
Three undergraduates in the Geography Department's Atmospheric Sciences Program have been awarded the Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Congratulations to Kathryn Boyle, Chase Fiveash, and Killian McSweeney! They will go on to receive two years of financial support, a 10-week, full-time paid summer internship to any NOAA facility nationwide, and…
The first launch is scheduled for late 2019 for one of two cube satellites made by the Small Satellite Research Laboratory at the University of Georgia.
Cube satellites, otherwise known as CubeSats, weigh less than three pounds and are approximately the size of a loaf of bread.
Over 40% of Greenland experienced melting Thursday, with total ice loss estimated to be more than 2 gigatons (equal to 2 billion tons) on just that day alone.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced a national consortium of academic and nonprofit institutions.
Parts of Colorado received almost 2 feet of snow at the beginning of summer.
After devoting countless hours toward her thesis project, masters student Emily Pauline was prepared to graduate at the May 10 commencement ceremony.
But the likelihood of this happening is “shrinking by the day,” she said. Due to the longest government shutdown in history, reaching day 33 as of press time, graduating this semester may not be an option for Pauline as she may have to extend her research to the summer.
I saw a Tweet stating that the fog in Atlanta will "burn off" later in the day. This is a very common saying, but it also ranks up there with other little sayings that bug me as an meteorologist and atmospheric sciences professor.
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