About ITPAThe Institute for Terrestrial and Planetary Atmospheres at Stony Brook University
For further information about the Institute for Terrestrial and Planetary Atmospheres, the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences or Stony Brook University, mail, E-mail, phone or fax us at:
Institute for Terrestrial and Planetary Atmospheres
School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-5000
Attention: Gina Gartin, Staff Assistant
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History of Atmospheric Sciences at Stony Brook
In 1975 the Laboratory for Planetary Atmospheres was established within the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Stony Brook. Its creation reflected the fact that several College faculty members had developed active research programs in this area. In 1988 the Institute for Terrestrial and Planetary Atmospheres was established within the University, reflecting the fact that faculty in several departments in different colleges had active research and graduate education programs in the atmospheric sciences. The Institute’s creation facilitated interactions in this area, led to the addition of atmospheric science faculty at Stony Brook, and increased the external visibility of the University’s efforts in the atmospheric sciences.
In 1992 the Institute relocated to the Marine Sciences Research Center (the former name for SoMAS), and the faculty had their appointments shifted there. This move reflected the University’s realization that many aspects of the Earth’s atmosphere and oceans must be considered in an integrated manner and that the ITPA’s emphasis upon global atmospheric issues is an excellent complement to SoMAS’s emphasis on coastal issues.
The Division of Information Technology at Stony Brook University launched SB You!, a Word Press blogging platform hosted by CampusPress in late 2013. SB You is a perfect platform for a redesign of the ITPA website. The organization of the previous iteration of the Institute for Terrestrial and Planetary Atmospheres website was maintained, with some slight changes.
Images from the Health Sciences Center Webcam showing the variety of weather seen by the camera.