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"This has been a bellwether event" Faculty Member Kim Cobb in AP article

6/15/2016

Dr. Kim Cobb was recently featured in an Associated Press article on El Nino written by Seth Borenstein.  It discusses the end of the latest El Nino, one of the strongest on record.

EAS Blog: That’s No Moon…

6/7/2016

Could the ice shelves on our planet help us unlock the secrets of alien life on other planets? Dr. Britney Schmidt and her research team think so. Over the course of several expeditions to the McMurdo Ice Shelf in Antarctica, she explores the possible ways in which microbial life flourishes in this frigid, harsh environment. Europa, the smallest of Jupiter's Galilean moons, exhibits similar characteristics to those found among our ice shelves, meaning that Europa could potentially harbor the same kinds of life that call those ice shelves home.

Faculty member Annalisa Bracco in Nature Geoscience

5/10/2016

Professor Annalisa Bracco is co-author of the paper “Oceanic transport of surface meltwater from the southern Greenland ice sheet”, currently in Nature Geoscience. 

Faculty member Kim Cobb interviewed on the Today Show

5/4/2016

Faculty member Kim Cobb was interviewed on the Today Show on April 23 about coral reefs dying because of El Nino.

http://www.today.com/video/el-nino-wreaking-havoc-on-coral-reef-672309827920

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Faculty member Britney Schmidt selected by NASA for the Science Definition Team for the next major space telescope.

4/29/2016

Assistant Professor Britney E. Schmidt has been selected to be on the Science Definition Team for the next major space telescope.  The three-year term will allow Dr. Schmidt to have input on the direction of the next decade of Astrophysics research.

Huber research group published in Nature Online

4/26/2016

Former postdoctoral fellow Andrea Parmigiani, Ph.D. candidates Salah Faroughi and Yanqing Su, and associate professor Chris Huber were published in Nature for their paper  “Bubble accumulation and its role in the evolution of magma reservoirs in the upper crust”

PhD student Amanda Cavazos wins award

03/25/2016

Earth & Atmospheric Sciences 2nd year PhD student Amanda Cavazos was awarded Second Place Best Talk for her presentation "Abiotic nitrous oxide production: A Kinetic and Field Study" at the 3rd Annual Southeastern Biogeochemistry Symposium? (website: sbs.utk.edu). 

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