Gabriel Kooperman is part of one of the seven new faculty teams that have been awarded funds through a second round of Presidential Interdisciplinary Seed Grants.
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Researchers lay the groundwork for high resolution "heat maps" to protect residents and improve city planning. With support from NSF, a multidisciplinary University of Georgia team is compiling highly detailed, fine-resolution maps of the "urban heat island" in their town of Athens, Georgia.
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.
David Cotten, the associate director of the University of Georgia’s Small Satellite Research Laboratory, spoke first. His talk centered on CubeSats, small satellites that virtually anyone can build and send into space. Cotten described them as cheap, conducive to quick innovation and able to be launched in large groups.
Various news outlets recently reported a fatal accident involving a motorcycle rider being struck by lightning. This is a tragic incident. It comes several days after I watched jaw-dropping video of lightning striking a tree at the Women's U.S. Open golf tournament. The amazing thing about the video, beyond the lightning itself, was the number of people still milling around outside.
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.
By: Alan Flurry
With the 2019 hurricane season officially beginning June 1, there's another potential obstacle to predicting monster storms.
By: Alan Flurry
Over Spring break, an International Scientific Conference on "Past Plant Diversity, Climate Change and Mountain Conservation," organized under the Belmont Forum's VULPES project. The conference was organized by professor and undergraduate coordinator in the department of geography Fausto O. Sarmiento.