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Peter Webster honored by Royal Meteorological Society

The Royal Meteorological Society has elected Dr. Peter J. Webster as a Honorary Fellow. This recognition is based on Dr. Webster's contributions on the field of Atmospheric Chemistry, more specifically for his work on prediction for deavastating monsoon floods in Bangladesh.

To read the article visit http://www.cos.gatech.edu/hg/item/589260

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Professor Yuhang Wang talks about Winter Haze in China

Air quality issues have plagued China for years but gained broader attention in the Winter of 2013 when the U.S. embassy recorded extremely high levels of PM 2.5 particles. Data analysis suggests that the cause of this long-lasting pollution may be due to climate change. Yuhang Wang, researcher at Georgia Institute of Technology explained, “This is partly climate-driven now, so it probably won’t get much better in the winter. Emissions are no longer the only driver of these conditions.”  

Kim Cobb gives an update on the Great Barrier Reef

Coral reefs are dying, some are already dead due to global warming. Kim cobb comments about it.

Professor Britney Schmidt findings about Saturn's largest moon

Dr. Schmidt says: " Titan offers many examples of really interesting organic chemestry experiments with alternative structures" on the articles from Space.com and Seeker.com
 

James Wray talks about magma evolution in Mars

LSU Media Center has published the article "More Eath-Like Thank Moon-Like" in which expose findings from several researchers across the globe in reference to Mars. 

To read more about this ineresting topic visit http://www.lsu.edu/mediacenter/news/2017/02/24geology_susko_scientificreports.php

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James Wray

Early Spring as well as dramatic temperature changes in a big part of the country

In an article of the New York Times, Professor Kim Cobb, states how nature is receiving this change in Georgia. 

To read the article visit https://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2017/02/28/science/ap-us-sci-early-spring.html?_r=2

Also, on the article "Is It Okay to Enjoy the warm Winters of Climate Change?" Dr. Cobb speaks about how climate changes could be affecting agricultural communities as well as day-to-day activities in the nation.

EAS Scientists to "Collect Data Around the World in 26 Days"

Professors Greg Huey and Rodney Weber as well as Research Scientist David Tanner will join the NASA mission to map global distribution of atmospheric gases. The journey will start on January 28, 2017. The Georgia Tech team among othere scientists will be sampling, collecting, and analyzing atmospheric gases in order to map their global distribution. 

To learn more about this interesting project visit: http://www.cos.gatech.edu/hg/item/586468

Faculty Member Carol Paty on How Charon Protects Pluto From Solar Wind

1/13/2017

Repost from the College of Sciences article by Jason Maderer, National Media Relations

How a Moon Slows the Decay of Pluto’s Atmosphere

Study provides additional insight into how one of Pluto's moons affects the continuous stripping of Pluto’s atmosphere by solar wind.

Faculty Members Carol Paty and Britney Schmidt Interviewed About Jupiter's Moon Europa

11/17/2016

Planetary Scientists Dr. Carol Paty and Dr. Britney Schmidt of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences were recently interviewed by meteorologist Katie Walls of WSB TV in Atlanta about how local scientists help NASA explore Europa, keeping Georgia a front-runner for space exploration.

The segment can be seen on WSB's website here.  From the segment:

Open House: It's All About Science and Math

01/10/2017

We invite high school students (and their guests) who are interested in learning about undergraduate degree programs in the College of Sciences at Georgia Tech to attend the open house “It’s All About Science and Math.” Visitors will learn about opportunities in the degree programs listed below, receive information about admission requirements and financial aid, attend a class, and tour scientific facilities/labs and parts of campus. This program is free to visitors and guests.

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