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Faculty member Kim Cobb on El Nino's extreme effects in The Washington Post

A team of researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology, led by professor Kim Cobb, spent two weeks on Christmas Island in early November conducting photographic surveys of the corals there and installing devices to capture data on environmental conditions, such as temperature. While there, they discovered that 50 to 90 percent of the corals they observed had bleached, thanks to the warm-water effects of El Niño. Even more concerning, up to 30 percent were already dead at some sites.

EAS Ph.D. student Pamela Grothe wins 3rd place & People's Choice in Three-minute thesis competition.

From Christmas Island to People's Choice

 

Congratulations to Pamela Grothe, a Ph.D. student in the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, on winning 3rd place as well as being chosen as the “People's Choice” in the inaugural Georgia Tech "Three-minute thesis" (3MT®) competition.

Prof. Kim Cobb: Corals as expert witnesses to climate change

Thursday, September 24, 2015

7:00 PM

Clary Theater in The Bill Moore Student Success Center

Professor Peter Webster recipient of the AGU 2015 International Award

Professor Webster is receiving this award in recognition for 'making an outstanding contribution to furthering the Earth and space sciences and using science for the benefit of society in developing nations.' As AGU President Margaret Leinen expressed on her recognition letter. The International Award is given to one honoree (individual scientist, group, or small team) annually.

Professor Peter Webster Invited to Halley Lectures

Abstract: Each year the monsoons bring rainfall to nearly half the population of the planet. Small
variations in monsoon rainfall can lead to flood or drought, feast or famine. Therefore, explaining

Graduate student James Hite receives NASA Fellowship

Graduate student James Hite, advised by Dr. Athanasios Nenes, has received  a NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship (NESSF) for his application entitled “Quantifying Organic Aerosol Volatility and Its Relationship to Composition, Hygroscopicity, and Other Properties”.  James is one of 64 recipients in Earth Science. 

From NASA – “Many of the previous recipients of the NASA Earth System Science (ESS) Fellowship Program since 1990 have emerged as leaders in our community. Thus, being selected for an NESSF award is a real mark of distinction”.

Professor James Wray Wins Sigma Xi Young Faculty Award

Professor James Wray Wins Sigma Xi Young Faculty Award

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